Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I am curious about something.
How is one supposed to do Spring cleaning...
when it is so nice outside in the Spring.
I would much rather be outside doing some project than
in the house cleaning!!

Well, that being said, it still has to be done.
I have been trying to avoid buying harsh cleansers.
Today I used the end of my scouring powder.
For the past few years I have been using "green" products.
They tend to be expensive, though.

So, I thought to myself....
couldn't I use my homemade laundry powder and make it into a
scouring powder, too?

Today I did just that.
I took 1/2 cup of the laundry powder (see earlier posting)
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup baking soda

and placed all three in a jar, punched holes in the lid
 and made a label (I always like to make things look a bit fussy!)

Here it is: 

BUSY BEE
Clean and Green
SCOURING POWDER
I tried it out on a really messy kitchen sink and it 
sure made it sparkle!

The smell is clean and fresh, too!
Think of the savings!

8 comments:

Kelley said...

I make my own scouring powder too...
Actually mine is very similar to yours except that I don't use the Fels Naptha.
I love making my own laundry soap too!
You have a nice blog and I have enjoyed my visit! *Ü*

Junebug said...

Like this idea! I have the ingredients on my grocery list to make my own laundry soap. So I'm hoping I can get everthing in one stop. I am putting more of an effort into going green. Or as I say "going back to the things that I grew up with". I so agree with this spring cleaning thing. I would much better be outside!

Lady Farmer said...

I have been using my laundry soap for *other* things too! Seems to work great! I did make some auto dishwasher detergent ~ similar to the laundry without the Fels Naptha, but it left my dishes cloudy and did not clean very well. In fact, none of the *green* dishwasher detergents get things as clean as the *bad* stuff, but I'm not going back! Wondered if you have found a good one?
Your graphics for labels are so cute! Makes Spring cleaning a little more fun since it has to be done.
Blessings!

Sharon said...

Looks like that one is worth a try. I love the jar! Anything in such a cute container would be fun to use. Maybe that will spark me to get some spring cleaning done. Thanks
Sharon

Beverly said...

The Fels is in there only because it was part of the original laundry soap....and I just used a bit of that to start the cleanser. I do like the clean scent that the Fels gives this powder, though.

Beverly said...

It also helps make the product a little sudsy!! Which I also like.

Anonymous said...

My theory (right or wrong) is that if you clean well all year long , you don't need to "Spring clean" except maybe for windows and carpets....

kpaints said...

Love the labels as I said earlier, I just use baking soda and it works great. Don't like the smell of FN. Thanks for sharing.

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