Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Clean as a whistle: part two

The previous post by Rey details a cleaning solution you can make yourself.  Here's a variation on it.  You can skip the essential oil, add about 1/2 c lemon juice, skip the washing powder, and add a tablespoon or two of baking soda, and get an equally powerful cleaner with stuff everyone is likely to have on hand.  The lemon juice doesn't have to be fresh.  It doesn't even have to be edible. You want it for the citrusy smell. 

I sent bottles of this to my husband while he was in Afghanistan.  There were 20 men in a single tent. They were packed on top of each other like sardines.  With the heat and the poor climate control, not to mention the barely adequate laundry and bathing facilities, the smell was "unbearable".  The message he sent was "baby, you gotta help me!"

According to him, this simple mix helped immensely. Soldiers were offering to pay me to send it regularly. And since it is non-toxic, not caustic, flammable, or explosive, I didn't have to declare it as a hazardous material when shipping. 

The baking soda and vinegar react, though, so let it rest before screwing a lid on it or the bottle will explode from built up pressure.  It won't hurt anything, but it's inconvenient lol!


About PnP

I started The Peasant and the Pea as a way to categorize all of the handy little DIY recipes I've come up with and found over the years. V came on board with me and she is just as crazy about making her own stuff as I am. We both firmly believe that everyone can afford to save some money in this day and time, and we hope that by posting these quick little tips, tricks and recipes, that we may just save someone a couple of bucks. We sincerely hope you enjoy our posts and we always love to hear feedback, suggestions or just a comment saying hi. We are always looking for new tips, tricks and recipes as well, so if you have one you want to see posted, shoot us an email. Also, if you have something you'd like to try but would rather someone else be the guinea pig, shoot us an email. We don't mind being test subjects. :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Rey and V

Label Cloud

  © Blogger template 'Ladybird' by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP