Homemade Cleaning Recipes

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  1. Brooke

    Brooke New Member

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    What if there is not clog? I have only done it once because I saw some grime from soap residue building up.
     
  2. Lady Dove

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    Hmmm....well I've never had an issue with it before. Of course I think it really should be used more for grime and gunk, not so much for large clogs that would be tougher to break apart and dissolve like a matted wad of hair or food lodged in the pipe, for instance.:eek: Use at your own discretion. It works similar to draino, and if I'm not mistaken draino only "pushes" clogs further down into your pipes as well. If you have a serious clog it probably would be wiser to call a plumber.;)
     
  3. Jackie

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    Lol, we also got in trouble for using Draino, etc!

    The last time the problem was none of the above! It was tree roots, and no amount of Draino or baking soda or anything will take care of that!
     
  4. clumsymom

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    I had one tsp. of dishwasher detergent left, so I checked out this tread. I added baking soda to fill the detergent compartment and out vinegar on the rinse aide. It worked great!
     
  5. martablack

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    For clogs this tools works GREAT!

    http://flylady.net/pages/flyshop_cc.asp
    (Though it won't help with tree roots.)

    Actually Draino works on a chemical reaction. The chemicals in Draino mix in the water and cause heat which helps dissolve the hair, soap, and gunk causing a clog.


    We use the Duggar soap too! My 4th son has major skin issues and the Duggar Soap doesn't bother him (Though dyes seem to be a HUGE issue for him.)
     
  6. Emma's#1fan

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    This is the same idea as a water ram. The only thing I would be concerned about using this tool is, unlike the ram, I do not see a meter on the tool. Whenever forcing pressure through your pipes, you need to make sure you aren't sending too much through or you can actually ruin the pipes. It doesn't appear that this product is as powerful as a ram, so this might be why I am not seeing a meter. For the size of our tank and our cities construction codes, we were told not to force more than 40 pounds through our lines at a time or we could cause everything to shoot out of the other drains or crack our lines.


    EDITED: We are on septic so this might make a huge difference too.
     
  7. Lady Dove

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    I :love: Flyday and The Duggars!!
     
  8. Lady Dove

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    I :love: Flylady and The Duggars!!
     
  9. Actressdancer

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    Anyone else use the homemade laundry soap with hard water? I read in here somewhere that one mom uses Oxyclean every third load. Does anyone else do this? Or have any other ideas that may help? I'm about to make the Duggar's recipe and it makes 10 gallons. I plan on using this for quite some time. lol. My water is OK for iron, but heavy on the calcium/lime (white crusties abound).

    I have a front loader, so I'll be making the liquid variety.
     
  10. Emma's#1fan

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    I add Sun's version of Oxyclean to my homemade laundry soap once it has cooled a bit. It works great. I also add a bit of dish soap to help cut back the oil in Handsome's work clothes.
     
  11. Actressdancer

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    How much would you add for this recipe:

    You use 1/4 cup of this per load.
     
  12. Brooke

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    We have that kind of hard water, too. I haven't ever added anything to the Duggar recipe. Not sure what the possible problem is???
     
  13. Actressdancer

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    I just saw several people here say the homemade soaps didn't do well in hard water.
     
  14. BuyLamination

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    I love all these recipes!!!! Good job moms!
     
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    How much vinegar does she use per load?
     
  16. Emma's#1fan

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    I don't know.:D
    She just poors a small amount over her clothes. She is alone so her loads are small.

    I would estimate that I use MAYBE about 1/4 - 1/3 cup for a medium load. I am not positive because I also poor from the bottle straight to the machine.
     
  17. Emma's#1fan

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    I am sorry I missed your post.:?

    I only add five heaping scoops to my batch. I make five gallons at a time. The container calls for a scoop per load but since I am only using it as an ingedient in the detergent, a container goes really far.
     
  18. haree

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    The best home made recipe that i baked at home that is fry fish.
    Just make the cut on the fish then fill them by the basin paste after this fry it with vegetable oil. You will have a fantastic experience
     
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  19. Thelma Hartley

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    Ya know, fun and work is often comes in the same package if you look hard enough. I know these kids (homeschooled) and they've found a unique way to have fun cleaning:

    (paste this after youtube dotcom) /watch?v=T7nsZA95nao

    It seems to me that the spirit of homeschooling is somewhere in that line of thinking. Fun and work leads to loving to learn. Just a thought.
     
  20. 3kiddos4HIM

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    These are great recipes and will probably try some. What I'm looking for is homemade dish washing soap; this is not for the dishwasher. And please not one that stays oily. I've tried one that does not lather and you are practically wiping oil off the dished.
     

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