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Natural Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Homemade all purpose cleaner mix from HousewifeHowTos.com

Regular HWHT readers know I’m fanatic about minimizing our family’s chemical exposure, so homemade all purpose cleaner has become one of the most-used tools in my cleaning arsenal. Now, when I say “all purpose cleaner” I mean it: I use this on just about every surface in my home. For those of you with granite […]

Homemade Floor Cleaner For All Types Of Floors

Homemade Floor Cleaner from HousewifeHowTos.com

You probably already have all of the ingredients needed to make your own homemade floor cleaner, one which gets your floors just as shiny clean as the commercial stuff, without the harsh chemicals. So, why would you want to? Simple: it’s for your own good. Commercial cleaning products contribute greatly to indoor air pollution. For […]

How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches (and DIY Roach Killer)

How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches Naturally from HousewifeHowTos

I wish I’d known in college how to get rid of cockroaches, because some of the cruddy apartments I lived in literally swarmed with the things when the lights were off. Of course, if I’d known how to clean properly — and insisted my roommates learn, too — I probably could have cut their population […]

Homemade Bathroom Disinfectant Spray and Scrub

Homemade Bathroom Disinfectant from HousewifeHowTos.com

Looking over my list of homemade cleaners, I realized I hadn’t posted my recipes for homemade bathroom disinfectant spray and scrub. According to a conversation I had with several folks on my Facebook fan page last week, many of you are starting your Spring Cleaning, so I wanted to share this information with right away! […]

How To Make Homemade Salad Dressings

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing From HousewifeHowTos.com

Do the ingredients in commercial salad dressings alarm you? Making your own with these recipes is simple, and they taste wonderful, too. I started making salad dressing from scratch when we decided to cut high-fructose corn syrup and most preservatives from our diet. At first, I stuck with the basic vinaigrette, but over time I […]

Homemade Mrs. Dash, Seasoning Salt, and Old Bay

Homemade Mrs Dash Old Bay and Seasoned Salt From HousewifeHowTos

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I don’t like buying things I can make myself so that’s why I make homemade Mrs. Dash, Old Bay and seasoned salt. It’s not just about the money; I also don’t like fake ingredients, unnecessary preservatives, and excess packaging. I first got into making my own mixes when […]

How To Make Soft Scrub Cleanser

Homemade Soft Scrub cleaner from HousewifeHowTos.com

With all of the other ways to save using your own homemade mixes, is it any surprise you can save by making a homemade soft scrub cleaner, too? Whether you just want the plain, quick-cleaning kind or you’d like yours to have a nice scent and de-greasing power, just whip up one of the recipes […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning from HousewifeHowTos

Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make. I particularly like the ability to control the amount of sodium, which those store-bought packets tend to be high in. By making your own, you can also adjust the spices to your family’s taste preferences. We love cumin, for instance, so I tend to add even more […]

Homemade Wipes Four Ways

Four Homemade Wipes Recipes from HousewifeHowTos.com

Cleaning wipes are a wonderful convenience for the busy housewife, but their cost can really add up over time. It’s so easy — and inexpensive — to make your own homemade wipes for baby’s bottom, messy hands, kitchen or bathroom surfaces, even glass. Here are four simple recipes to make your own homemade wipes using […]

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