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Astar's Craft: Lotions and Potions 2

With Astar

Lotions and Potions

Natural user-friendly cleaning products for around the house

The best window cleaner in the world and so CHEAP

1 cup white vinegar
1cup water
½ tsp natural dish washing liquid
Several drops of essential oil - I like pine
Spray bottle

Fill spray bottle with all ingredients and shake gently.
You need the soap to dissolve the waxy build-up which might result from using commerical spray cleaners. 
After a couple of goes at the windows you can omit the dish liquid.
Don't wash windows when the sun is out.
Use a soft rug instead of paper towels to dry and shine windows.

Natural user-friendly dish washer powder

1/4 cup citric acid
1 1/2 cups borax
Plastic lidded container
Dozen or more drops of lemon essential oil.

Put all ingredients into a plastic container and shake well.
Use about 1 tbsp per load.
Shake each time before using.

Laundry powder

1/4 cup grated sunlight soap
1 tbsp washing soda
1/4 cup vinegar

Add soap and washing soda to washing machine as it fills with water.
Add vinegar to final rinse cycle.  This rinses away soap scum and softens clothes.
Vinegar is a great alternative to soften fabric

Mildew and germ killer
This is a great broad antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral spray
Lavender has shown to be a great antibacterial agent

Spray bottle
2 cups water
1/2 tsp tea tree oil
1/2 tsp lavender oil

Fill spray bottle with water then add oils.
Shake gently before each use.

(Broadcast 3 July 2012)