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    80 TOTALLY AWESOME USES FOR COCONUT OIL..

    Be sure to buy organic unrefined coconut oil. Most Walmarts carry it on the aisle with the other cooking oils, also h...ealth stores should have them as well. Do not buy the cheaper non-organic versions which are not healthy versions.

    Personal Hygiene/Body:

    1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.

    2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.

    3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.

    4. Aftershave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.

    5. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!

    6. Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment - use as a leave in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.

    7. Hair Gel/Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).

    8. Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.

    9. Make up remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!

    10. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!

    11. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!

    12. Lubricant – it is an all natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!

    13. Sunscreen

    14. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.

    15. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore, or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.

    16. Diaper salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.

    17. Cradle cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.

    18. Body scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.

    19. Healing - when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.

    20. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.

    21. Skin problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.

    22. Swimmers Ear – mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.

    General Health and Wellness

    23. Stress Relief - relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.

    24. Digestion - the saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control, parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.

    25. Fitness - coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat, while increasing muscle.

    26. Nose bleeds - coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme hotness and extreme coldness. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in you nostrils. Coat your finger with coconut oil and then lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages. A Vitamin C supplement will also help prevent nose bleeding.

    27. For breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich your milk supply.

    28. Helps with weight loss & controlling cravings.

    29. Helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings in those with diabetes.
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    Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when taken internally)

    30. Eczema – in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally, some don't

    31. Skin problems

    32. Toenail fungus

    33. Hot flashes

    34. Bleeding hemorrhoids (can also be applied externally twice a day)

    35. HIV

    36. Head lice

    37. Improvements in menstruation regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow

    38. Migraines (with regular use)

    39. Mononucleosis

    40. Parasites

    41. Thrush

    42. Relieve gallbladder pain

    43. Has helped some people improve symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland, results have shown subsequent thyroid blood tests becoming normal

    44. Energy boost

    45. Flaky, dry skin

    46. May relieve acid reflux and indigestion when taken with each meal

    47. Adrenal fatigue

    48. Alzheimers

    49. H. pylori

    50. Candida albicans

    51. Asthma, even in children

    52. Autism

    53. Cholesterol - improves HDL ('good' cholesterol) to LDL ('bad' cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol

    54. Chronic fatigue

    55. Circulation/feeling cold all the time

    56. Stronger immune system

    57. Mental Clarity

    58. Depression

    59. Helps with inflammation in Crohns

    Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when applied topically)

    60. Athletes foot

    61. Back pain/sore muscles

    62. Canker sores

    63. Acne

    64. Cellulite

    65. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)

    66. Genital warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)

    67. Circumcision healing – although I am personally against circumcision, I have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.

    Cooking

    68. Use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing other oils/butter in recipes with coconut oil.

    69. Replacement for butter/lard/Crisco/PAM in it’s solid form – greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.

    70. Replacement for various oils in liquid form – baking, cooking, sautéing, etc.

    71. Nutritional supplement – melt and add to smoothies.

    Other Uses

    72. Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with Deet! Tons safer too.

    73. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.

    74. Goo Gone - just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.

    75. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!

    76. Polish Furniture - coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.

    77. Polishing Bronze - all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.

    78. Seasoning animal hide drums

    79. Seasoning cookware

    80. Moisturizing and cleaning leather products
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    FINALLY...HERE IT IS!
    How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in hydrogen peroxide until it makes a nice paste. Then you rub it on the offending dirt/stain/grease...whatever! You can usually just use your fingers...but you can also use a small sponge as well.

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    Naturally Repair Scuffed Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil. So, for a super cheap, use 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar. white or apple cider vinegar, mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in.
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    My Homemade Laundry Products “Cheat Sheet”

    I’ve had a few people lately ask me about my favorite homemade laundry products. Well, I’ve posted about a LOT of laundry products…and I like them ALL, or I wouldn’t have bothered to share them with you.

    But, that being said, I do have a handful that I use on a regular basis that instead of just giving you a bunch of links for…I decided to make up a “Cheat Sheet” of sorts. To be honest, it’s something I can use as much as anyone! I’m always having to go back to the original posts to find the ingredients and amounts when it’s time to make a new batch of something. Not that that’s a BAD thing! ;-)

    So here is something I worked up that you can download and print out with all my go-to laundry product “recipes” on it (if you are so inclined.) I hope some of you find it helpful. (I know I did!)

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    NEVER KNEW THIS!! GREAT SHARE!!! GREAT FIND!

    In my little world, items like cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate) are not simply a super way to stabilize egg whites but also scandalously inexpensive cleaning secrets. This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.

    Cream of tartar is one of nature’s best bleaching agents. Cream of tartar, a.k.a “crusted wine,” is mixed with baking soda to create baking powder (bet you didn't know that.. okay, some of you probably did, you smartypants). While it is an acid, it’s not harmful. It’s an acidic salt which comes from grapes.

    Use a few tablespoons of cream of tartar with hot water or hydrogen peroxide and clean any aluminum pans which have discoloration or any rusty drains, pans, or stains.

    Do you have copper kettles? Mix some cream of tarter with lemon juice and rub the copper with it. Rinse and be amazed!

    How about a porcelain sink, tub, commode? Rub the porcelain surfaces with cream of tartar and watch the stains disappear.

    Fabric stains? No prob. Mix a few teaspoons of cream of tartar with some glycerin and use like spray-and-wash. The results? Well, I’m here to tell you that this stuff cured the ring around Joshua’s shirt collars.

    Just need a great nonabrasive cleaner? Mix 2 teaspoons of vinegar and 2 teaspoon of cream of tartar in a small dish (use 3 or 4 teaspoons of vinegar and 3 or 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar if you have more items to clean). Apply with your cleaning rag or scrub brush and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Scrub. Wash with hot soapy water.
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    NEVER BUY JEWELLERY CLEANER AGAIN!

    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    1 tablespoon dish detergent
    1 cup water
    1 piece aluminum foil

    Directions:

    1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.

    2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).

    3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.

    4. According to wire-sculpture.com, "this works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.".
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    HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MAGIC!

    Ever since I started using Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid o...f armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “oxi clean”…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff under my kitchen sink, under my bathroom sink, AND in the laundry room. This stuff is amazingly versatile!

    But it wasn’t until recently, after doing some IN DEPTH research on the subject, that I came to realize what a “miracle substance” hydrogen peroxide really is! It’s safe, it’s readily available, it’s cheap, and best of all, it WORKS! It works for a LOT of stuff!

    Hydrogen peroxide should really be called oxygen water, since it is basically the same chemical make up as water but with an extra oxygen atom (H2O2). Because of this it breaks down quickly and harmlessly into oxygen and water.

    Some other interesting facts about hydrogen peroxide:

    It is found in all living material.

    Your white blood cells naturally produce hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to fight bacteria and infections.

    Fruit and vegetables naturally produce hydrogen peroxide. This is one of the reasons why it is so healthy to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.

    It is found in massive dosages in the mother’s first milk, called colostrum, and is transferred to the baby to boost their immune system.

    It is found in rain water because some of the H20 in the atmosphere receives an additional oxygen atom from the ozone (O3) and this H2O2 makes plants grow faster.

    Next to Apple Cider Vinegar, hydrogen peroxide ranks up there as one of the best household remedies.

    Besides the obvious (cleansing wounds), did you know that it is probably the best remedy to dissolve ear wax? Brighten dingy floors? Add natural highlights to your hair? Improve your plants root systems? The list goes on and on!

    There are SO many uses for this stuff that I’ve started replacing the cap on the hydrogen peroxide bottle with a sprayer because it’s easier and faster to use that way.

    I have compiled a rather impressive list of uses for 3% hydrogen peroxide that I hope will have you as thrilled and bewildered as I was!

    Wash vegetables and fruits with hydrogen peroxide to remove dirt and pesticides. Add 1/4 cup of H2O2 to a sink of cold water. After washing, rinse thoroughly with cool water.

    In the dishwasher, add 2 oz. to your regular detergent for a sanitizing boost. Also, beef up your regular dish soap by adding roughly 2 ounces of 3% H2O2 to the bottle.

    Use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash to freshen breath. It kills the bacteria that causes halitosis. Use a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water.

    Use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste for brushing teeth. Helps with early stages of gingivitis as it kills bacteria. Mixed with salt and baking soda, hydrogen peroxide works as a whitening toothpaste.

    Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide between uses to keep it clean and prevent the transfer of germs. This is particularly helpful when you or someone in your family has a cold or the flu.

    Clean your cutting board and countertop. Let everything bubble for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse clean. (I’ve been using it for this a LOT lately!)

    Wipe out your refrigerator and dishwasher. Because it’s non-toxic, it’s great for cleaning places that store food and dishes.

    Clean your sponges. Soak them for 10 minutes in a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water in a shallow dish. Rinse the sponges thoroughly afterward.

    Remove baked-on crud from pots and pans. Combine hydrogen peroxide with enough baking soda to make a paste, then rub onto the dirty pan and let it sit for a while. Come back later with a scrubby sponge and some warm water, and the baked-on stains will lift right off.

    Whiten bathtub grout. First dry the tub thoroughly, then spray it liberally with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit — it may bubble slightly — for a little while, then come back and scrub the grout with an old toothbrush. You may have to repeat the process a few times.

    Clean the toilet bowl. Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, then scrub clean.

    Remove stains from clothing, curtains, and tablecloths. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a pre-treater for stains — just soak the stain for a little while in 3% hydrogen peroxide before tossing into the laundry. You can also add a cup of peroxide to a regular load of whites to boost brightness. It’s a green alternative to bleach, and works just as well.

    Brighten dingy floors. Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. Because it’s so mild, it’s safe for any floor type, and there’s no need to rinse.

    Clean kids’ toys and play areas. Hydrogen peroxide is a safe cleaner to use around kids, or anyone with respiratory problems, because it’s not a lung irritant. Spray toys, toy boxes, doorknobs, and anything else your kids touch on a regular basis.

    Help out your plants. To ward off fungus, add a little hydrogen peroxide to your spray bottle the next time you’re spritzing plants.

    Add natural highlights to your hair. Dilute the hydrogen peroxide so the solution is 50% peroxide and 50% water. Spray the solution on wet hair to create subtle, natural highlights.

    According to alternative therapy practitioners, adding half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide to a warm bath can help detoxify the body. Some are skeptical of this claim, but a bath is always a nice way to relax and the addition of hydrogen peroxide will leave you – and the tub – squeaky clean!

    Spray a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide on leftover salad, drain, cover and refrigerate. This will prevent wilting and better preserve your salad.

    Sanitize your kids’ lunch boxes/bags.

    Dab hydrogen peroxide on pimples or acne to help clear skin.

    Hydrogen peroxide helps to sprout seeds for new plantings. Use a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution once a day and spritz the seed every time you re-moisten. You can also use a mixture of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 32 parts water to improve your plants’ root system.

    Remove yellowing from lace curtains or tablecloths. Fill a sink with cold water and a 2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Soak for at least an hour, rinse in cold water and air dry.

    Use it to remove ear wax. Use a solution of 3% with olive or almond oil. Add a couple drops of oil first then H2O2. After a few minutes, tilt head to remove solution and wax.

    Helps with foot fungus. Spray a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. Or try soaking your feet in a peroxide solution to help soften calluses and corns, and disinfect minor cuts.

    Spray down the shower with hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and viruses.

    Use 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water to clean humidifiers and steamers.

    Wash shower curtains with hydrogen peroxide to remove mildew and soap scum. Place curtains in machine with a bath towel and your regular detergent. Add 1 cup full strength 3% hydrogen peroxide to the rinse cycle.

    Use for towels that have become musty smelling. 1/2 cup Peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar let stand for 15 minutes wash as normal. Gets rid of the smell.

    Use hydrogen peroxide to control fungi present in aquariums. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt your fish. Use sparingly for this purpose.

    De-skunking solution. Combine 1 quart 3% H2O2, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon Dawn dish detergent, 2 quarts warm water.

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    CHECK this out!! We all know the microwave can get out of hand!!
    Who loves to scrub that bad boy?? NOT THIS GIRL!

    1 c vinegar + 1 c hot water + 10 min microwave = steam clean!


    Totally works. No more scum, no funky smells.

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    Green Cleaning Recipes – 10 Items, 10 Ways & 10 Cleaning Recipes



    Living Well Spending Less website shares ten green natural cleaning recipes made from ten interchangeable ingredients. Finding non commercial cleaning recipes is a great way to reduce your spending, use less chemicals and a most importantly become more self sufficient. Personally, I feel better knowing what is exactly is in my cleaning recipes. Oh… plus my husband and dogs sneeze less when I clean

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    Here is my magic list of 10 essential green & thrifty cleaning products:
    white vinegar
    baking soda
    lemons and/or lemon juice
    salt
    olive oil
    Ivory bar soap
    liquid dishwashing soap
    washing soda
    borax
    essential oils (I like lemon, lemongrass, & eucalyptus)

    {P.S. These tools are also handy to have around}

    clean rags
    scrub brush or sponge
    squeegee
    empty spray bottles & lidded containers
    broom
    mop
    vacuum

    And here is how to use them!
    1. Bathroom Cleaner:

    3/4 c. baking soda
    juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 1/4 c)
    3 tablespoons salt
    3 tablespoons liquid dishwashing soap
    1/2 cup vinegar
    10 drops essential oil (optional)
    Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl to make a paste; use scrub brush or sponge to apply to tub, shower walls, & sinks. (Be sure to test a small area to make sure paste does not scuff tub surface; if so, eliminate the salt from the mixture! Rinse well with water and a wet rag, then dry with a clean rag or old towel.

    * * *

    2. Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

    1 cup baking soda
    1 cup vinegar
    10 drops essential oil (optional)
    Turn off flow valve to toilet & flush 1 or 2 times until water is drained. Pour in baking soda, then slowly pour in vinegar, being sure to get vinegar to cover as much of the bowl surface as possible, then add essential oil. The baking soda will react with the vinegar–this is normal! Use your toilet brush to scrub surface & remove any rings or stains. Turn water back on and flush.

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    3. Furniture Polish

    3/4 cup olive oil
    juice from 1/4 lemon
    1 tablespoon vinegar
    3-4 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
    Dampen rag & squeeze out excess water. Dip damp rag into furniture polish, the wipe on surface of furniture. Buff off with an old dry towel. Can also be used to polish stainless steel!

    * * *

    4. Glass Cleaner

    1 1/2 cups vinegar
    1 1/2 cups water
    5-10 drops essential oil (optional)
    Mix vinegar, water, & essential oil together in spray bottle. Spray on glass & use squeegee, crumpled newspaper (Tip: use newspapers that are at least 2 weeks old to avoid black fingers!), or a lint-free rag to get a streak-free shine. Also works well to shine chrome and countertops after you’ve disinfected them.

    * * *

    5. All Purpose Cleaning Spray

    1 tablespoon borax
    1 tablespoon washing soda
    1 teaspoon dishwashing soap
    1 cup vinegar
    4 cups hot water
    25-30 drops essential oil (optional)
    Whisk all ingredients together well in large bowl, then pour into spray bottle. Spray on, then wipe surface clean with a damp cloth. Can be used to clean and disinfect almost any surface!

    * * *

    6. Stainless Steel Cleaner

    2 tablespoons baking soda
    1/2 cup vinegar
    2 cups warm water

    Mix ingredients in spray bottle. Mixture will foam up; when it stops bubbling, put on cap and spray stainless steel surface, then wipe clean & dry with lint-free rag. To add extra shine, use furniture polish above.

    * * *

    7. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

    1 cup baking soda
    1 cups borax
    1/2 cup salt
    vinegar (add to rinse compartment!)

    Mix first three ingredients well & store in airtight container. To use, add 1 tablespoon to each of the 2 compartments in your dishwasher and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to your rinse compartment.

    * * *

    8. Floor Cleaner

    1 cup vinegar
    1/2 cup baking soda
    8-10 cups hot water
    1 tablespoon borax
    1 tablespoon washing soda
    30 drops essential oil (optional)

    Mix vinegar & baking soda together in bucket; add hot water, Borax, washing soda, & essential oil and mix until all powder is dissolved. Use mop or sponge to wipe down floor; wipe dry with clean dry towel.

    * * *

    9. Homemade Laundry Detergent

    1 bar Ivory soap
    1 cup borax
    1 cup washing powder

    This homemade laundry detergent is so cheap and easy to make that you will kick yourself for not trying it until now. Place Ivory soap in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes, until soap turns to foam. Quickly stir foam until it becomes small soap chips, then mix well with borax and washing powder. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight container. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. (Tip: This detergent works best in warm or hot water; for cold water washing you may want to first dissolve in 1/4 c. of hot water.)

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    10. Fabric Softener
    vinegar
    essential oil (optional)

    Add 1/4-1/2 cup vinegar with several drops of your favorite essential oil to the rinse cycle (or simply place in fabric softener compartment of your front load washer.)

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    So that’s it….10 ingredients mixed up 10 different ways to create 10 different cleaners. Are you psyched yet?

    And finally, I thought it would be fun to put together a little 10x10x10 green & thrifty cleaning products cheat sheet for you. This printable page includes the list of all 10 ingredients plus all 10 recipes so you can hang it on your fridge or laundry room or wherever is most handy. You know, just ’cause I’m just nice like that! :-) Please feel free to Pin It on Pinterest or share it on Facebook!

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