DIY Recipes

Here are some DIY Homemade Recipes that I have tried and I've wanted to try. My comments about the ones I've tried are underneath the recipe in purple.

Homemade Cleaners

White Silk Purse Laundry Soap
makes 4 quarts {one gallon} of concentrate 256 loads of laundry!
Click here for the instructions on mixing this.
2 bars Fels Naptha
2 cups 20 Mule Team Borax
2 cups Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
6 cups of hot water (+ more water as needed)
This site has a larger volume with photos
*I just made this last week (May 2012) and so far so good! It cleans well. The only thing is it's a little messy to make but it's simple. My soap didn't melt like I wanted it to but that is because I didn't slowly mix it in a little at a time. Silly me but it turned out well!

 Miracle Cleaner:
Click here for the instructions on mixing this
1 part Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (the original blue kind)
2 parts Hydrogen Peroxide
Mix together and pour directly on the stain.
This site had a larger version of it with photos
* I made this and it worked! I had a stain on a white skirt and it got it out! I used 1/2 cup of the store brand version of Dawn (I'm cheap when trying stuff like this out) and 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide

How to Make Your Own Homemade (DIY) ‘Pergo' Laminate Flooring Cleaner
To a measuring cup or jar, add the following:
Click here for instructions on mixing this
1 part Water
1 part White Vinegar
1 part 2% Isopropyl Alcohol
Few drops of liquid dish detergent
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a fine mist spray bottle.
This site has some great before and after photos!
* I tried this. I'm not fully impressed by it. Maybe I didn't mix it correctly. I only had the Isopropyl Alcohol that is found in the stores. It's 70% not 2%. One big thing is we have regular hardwood floors not Pergo. So I guess my comment/review is invalid. So if anyone else would like to try it after go for it. After seeing the before and after photos I  wanted to try it. 

How to Make your own Natural Spider Repellent.
Spider Be Gone Recipe Spray
Click here for the instructions on mixing this

You will need:
An empty spray bottle
Orange essential oil, or lemon, lime, or citronella
* I want to try this! Seems so simple! We can't stand spiders so this is on the top of the list to try. 

Sewing projects 

How to Make your own Baby Shoes.
I bought this pattern on but here there are tons of baby shoe free patterns on line. Just do a quick google search and you'll see lots of variety of patterns pop up.
 I made these last year.
I just made these this past week (May2012) From this pattern. It's free.

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