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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Peaceful Housewife Natural Cleaners *Review and Giveaway* 2 winners!

It hasn't been too long since I decided to make "greener" choices. I have gone from disposable diapers to cloth, baby wipes&toilet paper to cloth wipes, I have been recycling all our plastics, glass and aluminum, I hung our clothes to dry...but I haven't quite made the switch to Eco-friendly cleaners.

I feel like making the switch is something that NEEDS to happen. I have three little ones and I know it's not good to have toxic chemicals around. 

Now, I have been wanting to make the switch for a while, but didn't know where to start. Until, I was given the opportunity to review The Peaceful Housewife Natural Cleaners e-book.

This e-book contains 30 different recipes for natural household cleaners(including pest sprays) Lets start with a cleaner no one can live with out...laundry detergent! I was eager to try this because I do at least a load of laundry a day and that means we are putting lots of chemicals into our precious earth. My only concern was..will this Eco-friendly cleaner work as well as the one we currently use. 
To make this Eco-friendly Laundry Detergent, there are a few simple things needed.

  • 1 Bar of Soap(I used Ivory)
  • 1 to 2 cups of Washing Soda(can be found with the detergents at the supermarket)
  • 1 to 2 cups of Borax(can also be found with the detergents at the supermarket)
Simple directions:
  • Grate soap using cheese grater or food processor(I used the cheese grater)
  • Mix in Washing Soda and Borax
  • (optional)scent with 5-10 drops of essential oil(I didn't do this)
  • Add 1-2 tbs to each load of laundry
My opinion: I was very satisfied with the cleanliness of my laundry. It smelled fresh and clean, even though I didn't add the essential oils. I put this laundry detergent to the ultimate test...hubby's work clothes. Now, I love my husband, but when he comes home from work...he is a bit stinky. I wash his clothes separate from mine and the girls clothes. His clothes came out smelling clean too! So, I have decided to {finally}make the switch to Eco-friendly laundry detergent.

I have carpet and kids...enough said. The Peaceful Housewife Natural Cleaners e-book has a recipe for carpet cleaner! There were a couple stains by the couch I really was hoping this would get out. I did exactly as the directions said to do and it lightened up the spots. I wasn't completely satisfied so I decided to give it a second run. After the second treatment the stains were gone. So the only thing I would recommend when using the carpet cleaner is to repeat if you aren't satisfied with the first treatment. Anyways, this was grape soda, I think, so I wasn't expecting it to come out...but it did.

Jenny, the creator of The Peaceful Housewife Natural Cleaners, would like to give two readers their very own copy(PDF file)! Thank you so much, Jenny!

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  2. yes - i have made my own laundry soap

  3. No I've never made my own cleaner.

  4. made lots of window cleaner, vinegar & water, and use lemons also for estringents,