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baking-soda-or-sodium-bicarbonate This is a short but sweet little post. I hope it helps you in your quest. Some shampoos and conditioners have gluten in them. I am still not sure why.

DSCN0050 You all know what I am talking about. Those cans of pasta that were  a treat as a kid. Well I make them and can them at home. It is simple and it works. Ingredients:

6091_1203459331327_5502840_n I have tried so many gluten free chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, fish sticks and so on. I could start a slam book. There is always something wrong. If they are good the price is usually high and if they are bad they are just plain awful.

I never used fabric softener until I got a machine that had a place to pour the stuff before the wash even began. Now we use it in every load. The mix can also be put into a spray bottle and spritzed on to a dish cloth. Just toss it in the dryer and instant dryer sheet!

In a large bowl or picture pour in:

  • 6 cups Water
  • 3 cups White Vinegar
  • 2 cups Conditioner (I use what ever is on sale)

Stir with a large spoon. Do not shake. It will froth and you will have a mess.


Here is a knitting pattern for wash cloths. These come out out very soft. I use a size 8 set of needles and worsted weight cotton.

Cast on 41

Knit rows 1-10

row 11: Knit 5 * P1K1 repeat from * until 5 stitches remain; Knit 5

row 12 Knit 5 *K1P1 repeat from * until 5 stitches remain; Knit 5

This mix is good in a pinch, but will leave a build up in your machine if used too often. If you need to use it for longer periods of time I suggest you run 1-2 cups of vinegar through a cycle once every 4-6 cycles to clean it up a bit. Also once a month you can put 2 tablespoons of Tang Drink mix in the compartment you usually put your detergent. I do not know why but it cleans you machine and pipes beautifully.

1 part Borax and one Part Baking Soda....

easier then you thought, right?

Live Laugh and Enjoy!

~ Fire-Eyes


I started making many of my own cleaning products. It is easier then it sounds. It is much easier on the budget. Not sure how many Tips, Tricks and Recipes I have but I will post them until I run out. Today we are going to make Laundry Soap.


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