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Trying to save money,any recipes for homeade household soaps, cleaners.....

I just recently had a baby and my huband and I decided that I would quit my job and stay at home with my son. I am trying to save money. I found a recipe for laundry soap from the tv show with Duggar family on TLC.It works awesome and it cost me less than $3 to make 10 gallons of laundry soap. Anyone else have recipes for other household cleaners, soaps, or other common items for a family?


Asked by wood1980 at 10:49 PM on Jun. 5, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • try visiting they have lots of recipes for homemade stuff that is cheap and effective, from cleaners, to homemade sanitary pads and they even have an emergency menu for a month of food for $45! they have loads of tips on how to save money by making things at home!

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 11:18 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Empty squirt bottle, vinegar and water~cleans and disinfects.
    Baking soda works well as a soft scrub for harder to clean places and is only about .64 cents a box.

    Now, please tell do you make your own laundry soap?!?! Under 3 bucks? That is awesome!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • WOW! Glad I looked at this post! Good information to have!

    Answer by ShaunnaMichelle at 2:19 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

    Here is the recipe for laundry soap only $2-3 for about 10 gallons

    Answer by wood1980 at 8:26 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • When we made it we didnt add any scents. The bar soap and the baking soad freshen the clothes and smells really clean.

    Answer by wood1980 at 8:30 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • This is what we use for most cleaning (initially used as part of my daughter's 6th grade science fair project). It is cheap (my favorite) and non toxic.
    ¼ cup white vinegar
    ¾ cup warm tap water
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    10 drops of tea tree oil (antibacterial, antifungal, etc.)
    2 drops oil of lavender essential oil (antiseptic and smells nice)

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:09 AM on Jun. 6, 2010