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Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Recipe

I hunted for a long time for how to make your own natural, homemade dishwasher detergent.  I found many recipes that were natural and called for just borax and washing soda, but they never seemed to work very well.  They just didn’t get the dishes clean.  I’ve found a recipe that finally works well and won’t poison my family!  It’s also super easy to make as well. Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Recipe -1/2 cup borax -1/2 cup washing soda -1/4 cup Citric Acid -1/4 cup kosher salt How to Make Dishwashing Detergent Mix all ingredients together well by shaking. Mine clumps but I just shake it before I use it. If you don’t want to order citric acid online, you can check a beer making store or even a health food store. I found some in bulk at our local health food store! Use about 1 Tablespoon per load.  If you wanted to scent yours, you could add a few drops of your favorite essential oils in.  I really didn’t mind it unscented, so I went with that. For months we […]

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All Natural Face Scrub Recipe

Here’s a face scrub recipe that you can make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand.  It will cost you a few minutes of your time but it is definitely worth it! photo credit: Malte.S Ingredients: 2/3 cup sugar 3 Tablespoons applesauce 2 teaspoons olive oil Mix all ingredients together well.  When you’re ready to use, put a small amount on your hand and work in a circular motion on your face.  Rinse well after using.  That’s it! How it works The malic acid and amalase enzymes in apples help remove dead skin and dirt that can clog pores.  The sugar polishes away rough spots, while the olive oil brings the moisture back to the skin.  All natural healing! Tweet

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