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Homemade hand sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer
10 drops of lavender essential oil
20 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tablespoon witch hazel
8 ounces of aloe vera gel

In a small glass place your essential oils then add witch hazel, swirl them around so they mix up.  Add aloe vera gel and mix well.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe
  • 1/4 c. aloe vera gel (as pure as you can get)
  • 3/4 c. rubbing alcohol (at least 91%)
  • 1/8 c. vegetable glycerin (optional) (if omitted, use an extra 1/8 c. aloe vera gel)
  • 10 drops essential oil (cinnamon and sweet orange were my choices, but there’s a list of other ideas below) (optional)
Pour everything into your food processor or blender and let it go on high for a minute or two. Bottle and use as you would any hand sanitizer. Keeps for 6 months or more.


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Homemade windshield wash

Car windshield wash:

1 qt. rubbing alcohol

1 c. water

2 T. dish soap or laundry soap.

Mix in a container and shake well.  This mixture will not freeze.

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Anti-Static Spray Recipe

Anti-Static Spray

1/4 cup commercial liquid fabric softener
1/4 cup ammonia
2 cups water

Mix ingredients and store in a spray bottle. Spray liberally on the rug, your shoes, chair, desktop, or file cabinet, but do not spray directly onto your computer system.


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Great idea for a homemade cleaner!

Here is a fantastic recipe for ORANGE VINEGAR.  I haven’t tried it yet, but can’t wait to do so!



Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes

My Favorite Fabric Softener Recipe:

·        3 cups White Distilled Vinegar

·        2 cups Hair Conditioner (this works out to about the size of a full bottle of Suave)

·        6 cups Hot Water

Directions: Mix ingredients together and pour into a storage container. Use about 1/4 cup per load in the rinse cycle or in a Downy Ball.


Fabric Softener

2 cups cold water
1 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar, either kind will do.

1. Place baking soda in LARGE bowl and pour vinegar over it; while it’s bubbling, pour cold water in and mix.
2. Store in sealed container and shake before using to combine all ingredients.
3. Add 1/4 cup of mixture during the last rinse cycle (Does not work well with a Downy ball.) 

Fabric Softener:

·        1 Gallon White Distilled Vinegar

·        Optional: 25 -30 drops of Essential Oil for fragrance

Directions: Fill a Downy Ball as you regularly would or add 1/4 cup to the rinse cycle. If you like your clothes to have a lingering fragrance like traditional fabric softener, add essential oil to the gallon of vinegar. Be sure to mark your jug so you don’t accidentally grab it for another purpose.

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