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Make your own cream surface cleaner

Make your own cream surface cleaner

This cleaner is liquid enough to pour from a squeeze bottle and works well when you need something a bit stronger than soap and water. Ingredients 6g castile bar soap, unscented 1 cup (250ml) water 30g (2TB) washing soda Essential…

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DIY cleaning products – is it a thing?

DIY cleaning products – is it a thing?

I’m sure you’ve heard – you can use baking soda, lemons and vinegar to clean your whole house! I’ve made my own cleaning products for years but how well do these clean and also disinfect? In this post I’m looking…

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Seven DIY green cleaning recipes

Seven DIY green cleaning recipes

Several years ago, I started making my own cleaning products. I’ve experimented with loads of recipes and have tweaked them to suit our own situation and to get them to a point where they really do clean. These seven recipes…

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Make your own dishwasher powder or tablets

Make your own dishwasher powder or tablets

I’m pleased that we’re all thinking more and more about the ingredients in our food, cleaning and beauty products. Dishwashing powder is something I’ve long worried about and I’ve spent some time working on a homemade version that avoids all…

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Powdered laundry detergent

Powdered laundry detergent

Here’s a quick easy DIY powdered laundry detergent.  This is quicker to make than the liquid laundry detergent recipe I’ve posted and takes up less storage space.

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Liquid laundry detergent

Liquid laundry detergent

Here are a couple of recipes to make your own liquid laundry detergent.  We all vaguely know it’s cheaper and better for our waterways but will they actually clean clothes and can I be bothered?  These recipes are easy once you’ve bought…

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