Showing posts with label Household. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Household. Show all posts

Monday, May 15, 2023

Mosquito Repellant Bracelet


1 C. witch hazel
15 drops citronella essential oil
15 drops lemongrass essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil


  1. Add witch hazel and essential oils to a spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine.
  3. Spray the essential oil mixture onto both sides of a paracord bracelet until it is thoroghly saturated.
  4. Set aside to dry.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Shower Door Cleaner


2 C. Original blue Dawn
2 C. white vinegar

Also need a spray bottle


  1. Pour Dawn and vinegar in a glass bowl, stir.
  2. Heat for 4 minutes in the microwave.
  3. Remove and stir again.
  4. Using a funnel, pour the solution into the spray bottle.
  5. Shake well to mix the solution.
  6. Use as needed on the shower doors.
Note:  This can also be used on a glass stovetop.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Bathtub Cleaner


1/4 C. baking soda
1 T. liquid detergent


  1. Combine baking soda and detergent.
  2. Add vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Glitter Slime

1/2 T. Baking Soda
1 1/2 T. Contact Lens Solution
6 fl. oz. Elmer's Glitter Glue

  1. Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in.
  2. Pour out entire contents of a 6 oz. bottle of Elmer's Glitter Glue into the bowl.
  3. Add 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda and mix.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of Contact Lens Solution.
  5. Mix until slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix.
  6. Take the slime  out and begin kneading with both hands.
  7. If needed, add 1/4 tablespoon Contact Lens Solution to make the slime less sticky.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Homemade Bubble Solution

1 c. water
2 T. light Karo syrup or 2 T. glycerin
4 T. dishwashing liquid

Mix ingredients together.

Note:  The glycerin is the key to better bubbles!

Lawn Tonic

I found this recipe years ago while watching 12 News.  This is a formula for green lawns in high heat. 
1 can regular soda (do not use diet)
1 can beer (no light beer)
1/2 c. liquid dishwashing (do not use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid)
1/2 c. household ammonia
1/2 c. mouthwash
Pour into 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.
  • In high-heat, apply every 3 weeks.
  • The liquid soap is a wetting agent, helping the formula penetrate to the roots.
  • The ammonia promotes growth and turns your lawn green.
  • The mouthwash kills the bugs and grubs.
  • Do not use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid in the mixture as it will kill off important microbes in the lawn and soil that help digest thatch.