Spray Disinfectant Cleaner
½ cup borax
1 gallon hot water
Dissolve borax in hot water. Wipe down areas to be disinfected.
Sprinkle baking soda or borax, add juice of ½ lemon and scrub.
Brass/Copper Tarnish Remover
Mix together equal parts salt and flour, then add white vinegar to make a paste. Rub into the stain. Repeat if necessary.
Fresh squeezed juice of 2 lemons
a cup baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
6 tablespoons clay powder
Mix all ingredients together until pasty. Add water or more clay if
needed. Rub paste onto metal with extremely fine steel wool and allow to sit for fifteen minutes. Wash off with a sponge and clear water. Polish metal with a soft cloth. Do not use on aluminum.
Rub with paste of baking soda and water.
Glassware/Crystal Spot Removal
Dip spotted glassware into water to which a splash of vinegar has been added, dry with lint-free dishcloth.
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons borax
Mix baking soda and borax and put mixture in dishwasher.
Juice from one fresh lemon
2 cups water or club soda
½ teaspoon peppermint essential oil (optional)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Mix all ingredients and pour into plastic spray bottle. Shake well.
8 parts water
1 part vinegar
Mix ingredients, scrub and wipe with newspaper.
¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup baking soda
Mix ingredients and pour mixture down drain. Let stand for a few minutes and rinse with boiling water.
Mix equal parts of castille soap, borax and water. Apply mixture, let set for 20 minutes. Scrub with mixture of baking soda and salt.
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