Anyway, I save small jars - especially those with interesting shapes - to store dried herbs. Larger ones hold dried things like veggies and fruit from my dehydrator, beans and pasta. My next project for small jars is this:
(Makes one small canning jar - just over 1/2 cup)
1/4 C. baking soda
1/4 C. cornstarch or arrowroot
5 - 6 T. coconut oil
Tea Tree Oil (optional)
I like to make things when I can, rather than buy them. In this case, I want to use an alternative to the aluminum-based products from the store, and of course, save money.
- I posted earlier about my home-made laundry detergent that I have used for about 2 years now and like. I keep a small amount of store-bought product on hand to use if something is very delicate or needs stain treatment. I have also learned to use my Dawn diswashing detergent for greasy food spots as a pre-treat on clothes. Not home-made, but it eliminates having to buy a second product to pre-treat.
- I use white vinegar - diluted 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water as a fabric softener - and see absolutely no reason to ever go back to the commercial softener. It works great, even on towels, and I like the fact that it removes any soap residue from the clothes.
- Here is a homemade glass cleaner I bought the stuff to try:
1/2 cup ammonia
2 cups rubbing alcohol
1 tsp of blue Dawn dishwashing liquid
3/4 gallon of water
There are tons of 'recipes' for homemade household cleaners and other things on the internet. Some better than others, but many worth a try!