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DIY Homemade Soap

Here is some general homemade soap information Soap is made in two parts, lye and water, plus a mixture of oils. The two don’t combine easily, so they must be brought to similar temperatures. Lye and water get very hot when mixed, so the mixture must cool before being added to the oils. The oils must […]


Vinegar is an inexpensive, healthy way to clean and disinfect your home.  Cleaning drains: Pour 1/2 cup baking soda in the drain, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar; the mixture will foam as it cleans and deodorizes. Use every few weeks to keep drains clean. Mildew on plastic shower curtains: Put the shower curtain in the washing machine […]

What to Plant in Your Winter Garden

A winter garden can produce fresh herbs and vegetables, even flowering plants to bring life and color to chilly outdoor areas.   Maintaining a winter garden takes no more work than a summer garden, but the work does differ a bit.   Planning the Garden The first step in creating a beautiful winter garden is picking […]