My Parents, Sister (haven't got the other two on board yet), and I are trying to find ways to cut back on how much we buy. We're finding more and more things we can make ourselves that save on cost and time. (Less time at the grocery store) With that we are searching the interwebs for recipes and tips on how to make soap, laundry detergent, even fabric softner ourselves. One thing we haven't been able to find is a Degreaser. My Dad works on the car, mower, and power tools and gets grease all over his hands. There are stores that sell degreaser, but that would go against our recent DIY obsession. We have found degreasers for floors, appliances, tools, automotive parts, etc. The issue is none of those are really safe for general use on hands and other body parts. So I'm asking you ladies if any of you know a good homemade recipe for hand safe degreaser? THANKS!
To get motor oil off of hands and from under fingernails I got this tip from "how clean is your house" a BBC show. Take some cheap margarine and rub it on your hands, then put a scoop of sugar into the mix on your hands. The margarine gets the oil from the skin and the sugar is just abrasive enough to clean out those icky fingernails. I hope this works for you. It did for me when I had to put a chain back on a bike.
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