Monthly Archives: May 2015

Homemade all-natural laundry stain remover

Homemade all-natural laundry stain remover

Australia is an active country. Children play outside, in the home, at school and at their friend’s house. Adults work in blue-collar jobs, play sport on the weekend, and renovate their home. We go camping, play with pets and spill food on our clothes. Invariably these activities, and many more just like them, lead to stains all over our clothes.

The laundry aisles of Coles and Woolies …

  • Posted: May 12, 2015
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No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

While it’s a great idea to use all-natural cleaning products around the home, unless they work just as well as their commercial equivalents, most people will quickly go back to using those chemical-filled products again. When I’m creating and testing a new natural product to use, it has to be chemical-free, easy to make and just as good as the nasty products …

  • Posted: May 11, 2015
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Homemade Non-Toxic Disinfectant Recipe

Alarm bells started ringing for me when my young daughter complained about the chemical smells after I’d clean the bathroom with my supermarket bought disinfectant sprays. Manufacturers often try and mask this smell by adding fragrances, but sensitive noses can still be adversely affected. It got me thinking about what my children, husband and I were breathing in after I’d supposedly cleaned …

  • Posted: May 11, 2015
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Homemade Floor Cleaner Recipe

If you’re a stay at home mum, or are the one who does the majority of the cleaning, it’s a great idea to use as many natural products as possible, while reducing the amount of chemicals in your home. The toxins in most household cleaners are dangerous, and exposure over a long period of time can cause big problems to your long-term …

  • Posted: May 11, 2015
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Homemade Dusting Spray Recipe

There really is nothing more unsightly than a layer of dust over surfaces like mantle pieces, furniture, picture frames and lamps. But when you’ve got two kids running around the house like I have, dusting can take a back seat to other more pressing cleaning chores like wiping down benches and cleaning the bathroom. But in reality we should be dusting …

  • Posted: May 11, 2015
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Homemade Bleach Recipe

Bleach is a really nasty combination of chlorine and caustic soda, neither of which are very good for you. It poses a real risk to anyone who doesn’t use it safely, and is especially harsh on children who suffer more than adults from just the slightest amount. So when we had our first child, I knew I didn’t want a big bottle …

  • Posted: May 11, 2015
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Homemade Bathtub Cleaner Recipe

The bathroom is the least favourite room in the house to clean, and it’s no different for me in our household. While most surfaces are reasonably easy to clean, even the toilet, it’s the bathtub that really takes the most amount of effort to clean. With kids playing sport or getting grubby in the garden, the bathtub gets a serious workout, and …

  • Posted: May 11, 2015
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Easy Homemade Liquid Dish Soap Recipe

Our family is young and busy, and the dishes pile up fast. So for the most part I use a dishwasher because it’s convenient and I can get on with other things while the dishes are being taken care of. However, there are always times when I need to use a liquid dish soap, like when I’m cleaning utensils that I need …

  • Posted: May 11, 2015
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