Category: Ideas & Tips

Husband and Wife It Works Global Teams Tips

When a wife and husband are part of MLM companies, esp, It Works - there can be the sense that they are independent distributors doing their "own thing" and only sharing some resources here and there.  This is a great post by Lisa Fuller, an Ambassador Diamond Leader with It Works Global.  Thank you Lisa! (more…)

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

I was very unsure if I would ever try this one. I am very picky about my dish detergents and I like them to come clean no matter how greasy after just one wash - who doesn't.

Well, I finally decided to try it and see if I could make a permanent change.

WOW!!! I am completely using this for the rest of my life. In fact I am probably giving away the rest of my stash of detergent because I am not sure I will ever need it again. Once I make a homemade version that I like, I have a hard time using the brands bought at the store afterwards.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Ingredients:

1 Cup Super-Washing Soda                                       

1 Cup Borax

¼ Cup Kosher Salt  (I didn't have Kosher salt so I used regular salt and this is working well. My Kosher salt is on the way from Amazon)                                                   

¼ Cup Citric Acid (or unflavored, uncolored, unsweetened Kool-Aid)

1-3 Drops dawn Dish Soap (NO MORE THEN 3 Drops)     

½-1 Cup Vinegar – White distilled  ( Optional)Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Mix all ingredients except Dawn Dish soap and vinegar.

Add 1-2 Tbs mixture to dishwasher dispenser. Add the 1-3 Drops dawn dish soap to the powder mix in dispenser.

Add Vinegar to the bottom of Dishwasher.  Start your machine as normal.

*Let mixture sit open on counter to dry out a little if mix is slightly moist.

 

**I like to cut corners when I can and since I know my family very well, I know they will forget the Dawn dish soap 1/2 the time, and the other 1/2 they will use WAY more than the 3 drops. So I decided to see if I could mix the dawn into the powder right away. YES you can!!! I measured out how many tablespoons are in a batch and then figured out how many drops of Dawn dish soap based on the tablespoons. (about 40 drops per batch) I placed 1/2 the batch into my blender and added the recommended drops for a full batch of detergent. Then I added the other 1/2 of the detergent and I started my blender. This worked out perfectly. I now have no worries about the Dawn dish soap being forgotten, or worse, over used. 

***Note: If you are adding the Dawn to the powder ahead of time, you will need to use a spoon to soften the mixture up a little bit. 

Homemade Fabric Softener

Homemade Fabric Softener

Homemade Fabric Softener #1

*It says #3 on the home made bottle pictured here, that is because in my written recipe book this recipe is labeled as #3 instead of #1 like on the blog. So no worries, it is indeed this recipe, but in my book it is #3. (more…)

Fabric Spray “Febreeze” 4 Recipes

Fabric Spray "Febreeze" 4 Recipes

Fabric Spray

 

  • 1 tsp. Essential oils of choice
  • ¼ cup unflavored vodka or rubbing alcohol (dries faster)(optional)
  • 3 ½ Cups Filtered water        
  • Mix vodka and oil and then add the water in a spray bottle (preferably glass). Shake before each use.

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Using Up Your Decorative Maze (Indian Corn)

Using Up Your Decorative Maze (Indian Corn)

There are several different ways to use up your maze, but we only use one method: Pop Corn Maze

It is fairly simple to do. Some people pop it while it is still on the cob, but it works much easier and you get more pops if you remove it from the cob first. (more…)

Clean Your Freezer In 10 Minutes or Less

Clean Your Freezer In 10 Minutes or Less

The freezer is sometimes dreaded far more than the fridge when it comes to cleaning.

I am the worst at defrosting and am thrilled that I almost never have to do it.

However, defrosting is not the only issue that comes with the freezer. Cleaning the freezer usually ends up in a large mess where my rag ends up getting stuck to the freezer more then it actually cleans. (more…)

Homemade “Clorox” Cleaning Wipes

Homemade “Clorox” Cleaning Wipes

What you will need:

1 Cup water

Old Rags – cut up(Can also use ½ roll bounty paper towels)

¼ Cup Rubbing Alcohol

2 Tbs. Dawn Dish Soap

Mix all ingredients together except for the rags.

Pour mixture over the rags in a container.

Use to wipe up counters, spills, bathroom etc…. (more…)