Basic Homemade Glass Cleaner (Alcohol-free)

homemade glass cleanerHomemade Glass Cleaner

I don't know about you, but every time I bust out the glass cleaner and start spraying it around I cringe away from it's falsely blue mist and I cover my mouth and nose with my shirt.  I finally got tired of acting so ridiculous every time I have some glass to clean, so I decided to make my own homemade diy glass cleaner that is chemical free, doesn't make me cringe away from it in fear, and most of all works.

I’m neither for nor against using alcohol in glass cleaner at this point. Personally I think it will probably help to reduce streaking because it evaporates more quickly than water. For the sake of including all options here is a simple to make glass cleaner.

Also, I don’t want to go to a liquor store (grocery stores don’t sell hard alcohol in Oregon) just to buy vodka for some homemade glass cleaner, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. Plus, I like the simpler solutions, so here it is.

This glass cleaner is great for everything you’d use a store-bought glass cleaner for: windows in your home, mirrors, or even some metal like faucets.  The good news is that it does all that while being completely animal and kid friendly.  Now, here's how to make glass cleaner!

Time: 2 minutes

How To Make Your Own DIY Dryer Sheets

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I decided to make some diy dryer sheets because I’ve been avoiding dryer sheets for awhile. I never liked their strange sticky texture or their overly sweet smell, and I’ve heard they have potentially harmful or skin irritating ingredients, so I try not to use them.  But, from time to time I want my clean clothes and linens to have a nice scent. So I decided to figure out how to make my own.  Here’s how to make your own dryer sheets, best of all it only takes a few minutes to make.

Time: 3 minutes

Eight Homemade Essential Oil Diffusers

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My List of Homemade Essential Oil Diffusers From Around the Web

Everyone loves a great smelling home.  Scented candles can be a great way to do that, but they can be extreme costly or loaded with chemical scents and other not so awesome things.

Here are some great and simple to make homemade essential oil diffusers that will fill you home with lovely scents for a fraction of the cost with ingredients you can understand and trust because you chose them yourself.

Easy Rice & Essential Oil Air Freshener Diffuser Recipe

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Two Minute Homemade Air Freshener

This homemade rice and essential oils air freshener is a really quick and affordable way to get some scent into the air making your home smell nice and fancy with virtually no work!

Not to mention, if you don't have a diffuser on hand this is a great way to diffuse essential oils without a diffuser, either reed or electric.

That's something I can totally get on board with.  Best of all it only takes a couple minutes to make, so if you've got company dropping in unexpectedly or just want to brighten the mood with a great scent there's always time for this diy diffuser recipe!

Time: 2 minutes

Progress Report One

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This is my first progress report here on The Homemade Experiment.  This is something I plan on making a habit of doing.  I started The Homemade Experiment as a place to try things out, and find alternatives to the chemical loaded products we use everyday.

I want to be one hundred percent honest on The Homemade Experiment.  I see it as a place for learning, sharing, and figuring out what works for each person.  I share what I've tried, I give my honest opinion and results of my latest experiments in the homemade.

Easy Homemade Fabric Softener Recipe With Baking Soda

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Simple DIY Homemade Fabric Softener

Here is a little homemade fabric softener recipe I found that is incredibly easy, and takes no time at all.  I can't stand it when clothes come out of the wash and when they dry they feel all stiff, or crunchy, or rough, or pretty much any way that isn't soft and pleasant.  I also can't stand the way that most fabric softeners smell, and I get weirded out by their strange sticky texture.  I don't know what they are made out of, but I'm pretty sure I don't want it on my body.  Baking soda is a great option to soften fabric for those who have sensitive skin since it is a natural mineral.

As you probably know, baking soda has about a million uses for cleaning, cooking, and personal hygiene.  Surprise, it works great as a diy fabric softener too.  Baking soda fabric softener will also help to further fight odor, ensuring that your clothes come out smelling extra clean and fresh.

Time: 1 minute



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