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Paper Towels Go Blulow

Try this with me. Instead of plowing through roll after roll of paper towels, I bought several kitchen hand towels and a basket. I placed the basket underneath the paper towel dispenser. I’m in the process of retraining my family to use the washable hand towels instead of the disposable paper towels. There are some… Read more

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In addition to the recipe for Homemade Laundry Detergent home made laundry detergent, here’s the recipe for homemade Homemade Laundry Detergent laundry detergent. My preference? Well, I’m partial to the liquid one. Call me cheap, but it’s less expensive, it works and it allows me to add whatever scent I like. The powdered one is… Read more

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As promised in my Basic Ingredients for Blulow Living blog entry, here are a few reasons why it’s good to keep a few bottles of hydrogen peroxide in your home. Cleaning stainless steel sinks: It’s great for leaving a stainless steel sink glistening. It may work as well on porcelain sinks too, but mine is… Read more

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I want to talk about something that had not dawned on me until I received an e-mail from a concerned reader. Her email expressed a two-fold concern: Was the Arm & Hammer Washing Soda ingredient I call for in the homemade Homemade Laundry Detergent and Homemade Laundry Detergent detergent recipes phosphate free? Is the Arm… Read more

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If you are serious about going living blulow, there are certain ingredients that are must haves in your house. Baking Soda (It doesn’t have to be Arm & Hammer. Generic baking soda will do) Borax Distilled White Vinegar Distilled Water Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) Super Washing Soda Ivory Soap is nice to have around also. You’ll… Read more

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What a nasty little germ-breeding tool the kitchen sponge can become. Using it to clean up the mess after handling raw meat tends to spread the bacteria from the meat over every surface. Using plain kitchen dish soap cleans the sponge superficially, but the bacteria will live on. To kill the bacteria try placing the… Read more

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Disinfect Kitchen Sponge

What a nasty little germ-breeding tool the kitchen sponge can become. Using it to clean up the mess after handling raw meat tends to spread the bacteria from the meat over every surface. Using plain kitchen dish soap cleans the sponge superficially, but the bacteria will live on. To kill the bacteria try placing the… Read more

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Homemade Window Cleaner

When you have sprayed your last squirt of store-bought window spray, take the 32 ounce bottle and wash it out. Once it’s washed, add 2 tablespoons of distilled vinegar and fill the rest with water. Replace the spray top and look for a dirty window or mirror. You’ve just made homemade widow spray. Use it… Read more

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Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Liquid Hand Soap

Have we allowed the advertisers and marketers to dictate our tastes and preferences or are we in control and we determine what we need and want? Just turn on your TV and you are told that you are not happy unless you are wearing the latest style in clothes, driving the most up to date… Read more

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Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Have we allowed the advertisers and marketers to dictate our tastes and preferences or are we in control and we determine what we need and want? Just turn on your TV and you are told that you are not happy unless you are wearing the latest style in clothes, driving the most up to date… Read more

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