Monday, June 17, 2013


Got three do-it-yourself remedies to share:

DIY weed killer: in a 32 ounce spray bottle, combine 1/2 C salt, a squirt of dishwashing detergent and fill nearly to the top with vinegar. Shake very gently to combine. Always shake before using and store in a cool, dark place. This weed killer is an indiscriminate plant killer so spray with care. It works best in full sun.

Odor destroyer: Put cheap vodka in a spray bottle. Spray the smelly spots on your work out clothes and wash normally. I am amazed how well this one works.

Castile soap mixture (in the blue bottle): Mostly fill a spray bottle with water and add a squirt of liquid castile soap. Anything that can be cleaned with water can be cleaned with this mixture. We use it on our wood floors to clean up cat gak.

L to R: weed killer, odor destroyer
& castile soap mixture
What do-it-yourself recipes do you have? Share with me, please!


Maube said...

Homemade laundry detergent. Been using this for over a month now and I won't be going back - Cait and I have very eczema prone skin, and well, the 'sensitive skin' detergents cost $$$.

1 cup shredded Fels Naptha (or Zote)
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 cup Purex laundry crystals (only use this for some scent)

run it through the food processor to get a uniform consistency, and then use 1-2 TBSP per load of laundry. I also use plain white vinegar as fabric softener. You can make it into liquid detergent, but I was too lazy ;)

Misa said...

I started using this a few weeks ago: kitchen/bathroom cleaner.
12 oz Dawn dishwashing liquid and 12 oz. white vinegar in a spray bottle

Gently shake it up before use. Spray, let it sit a few minutes, wipe/scrub and rinse. If you spray it on heavy, make sure to rinse it well. But this stuff does great on the tub.

kittiesx3 said...

Knew about the laundry detergent, although your recipe sounds lots easier than the ones I'd seen before Maube. Thanks!

And Misa, I hadn't heard of that one before. I am going to give it a try.