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Homemade cleaners

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For my sisters birthday I made her a little cleaning kit. I embroidered a Rooster dish towel.  I found a wonderful apron with chickens on it, and I made her homemade cleaners. I love to give gifts that have a theme. I sadly I did not have time, but I was hoping to wrap the gift in chicken wire. I love making my own cleaners. They are easy, cheap and fun. I can not handle most cleaners. They are to strong and set off my allergies. I also like to make my own, so I can play with the fragrance. I use orange, lemon, lavender, rose, rosemary. I did lemon verbena for my sister, it is her favorite. I encourage you to make you own cleaners. They are very quick to make and are good for our lovely world to boot.

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All Purpose Spray
In a spray bottle add 2 drops dish soup, 1/8 cup vinegar, 8-10 drops of essential oil, and fill with distilled water. If you use up your cleaners fast (like a couple of weeks) you can use tap water. Shake and spray away.
Surface Scrub
I take a pretty jar and make layer of baking soda and a couple of drops of essential oil. I keep layer till I near the top. Then I put the lid on and shake it up. Use a couple of TBS. to scrub skinks, heavy duty grim, ect.
Picture above from art.com
Chickt

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Paula

Dearest Clarice,

I love this and it all looks so pretty. I think this will be great for Christmas gifts, too.
Love,
Paula

Carolyn

Lovely birthday gift idea for your sister. Your gifts have a lovely finished look also with the great labels.

Clarice

Hello Tracy, that is a good idea. I will check it out. There is soo much there and one place you can still find Victorian items. Thank you Clarice

Tracy

Hmm, I guess you'll have to copy & paste the link into your browser to go to it. Hope this helps!

Tracy

Clarice, Victorian Trading Co. has some very nice self-stick labels. Here is the link to them:
http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/3c/iRST35.html

Susan L

Oh, Clarice, I would *love* to find labels like yours for my homemade cleaner containers! They're so cool! I wish, I wish you could remember where you got them. I'll look for Jody's at the store. Does anyone else know where to get really great labels for jars and bottles?

Susan

Jody

Clarice, I found darling old-timey canning jar labels at my local dept. store. They aren't as pretty as yours, but very cute! Only $2.75 for 24 in a package. Watch for them in the canning section of your store.
~Jody

MrsGaylynn

How lovely!! You are so talented!

Jody

Clarice, I raise chickens and so I am loving your sister's birthday gift with the chicken theme. Good thinking! I'm going to have to go looking for a chicken or rooster print for yet another apron!

The household cleaners are wonderful. I am going to try the all-purpose spray (I've been spraying clorox water and the bottle sprayer thingy gets ruined). I've made the scrub, but I also add a drop or two of dish soap along with the essential oils as you layer it and then mix it up.

My roto-tiller is broken down, so I'm here visiting instead!

Debbie

Hi Clarice,
I can't tolerate most commercial cleansers either, so I try to make my own. Thank you for the recipes; I am looking forward to picking up some more essential oils.
And yes...did you make your own labels?--they look so nice! I have been trying to come up with something to use on my spray bottle of lavender linen water.

Clarice

Hello Tracy, I have had those stickers long time and do not even remember were I got them. Sorry :-(
Clarice

Tracy

Hi Clarice, I love the homemade cleansers you made. Where did you get the lovely labels?

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