I sincerely believe that the failure to act on acquired knowledge is a waste of time and knowledge. With that said, here is what visitors are sure to observe at my house:
Things that are NOT and will NEVER be found in my house: bleach, chlorine, cleaning chemicals, herbicide, insecticide, bottled water, pesticides, anti-bacterial soap, hand cleaning solutions, cakes, coffee, refined sugar, flour, cereal, table salt, cow’s milk, bread, rice, soybean products, margarine, hybrid and GMO foods, processed food, sodas and anything else detrimental to my health. When outside produce is purchased, I make sure the PLU doesn’t have five numbers starting with an 8.
Something else, I believe: we cannot hurt the planet, we are only poisoning ourselves.
My laundry detergent is easy to make. Grate one bar of Fels-Naptha or Ivory soap. In a large pot, heat 6 cups of water, and stir in the grated soap until it dissolves. Add one cup each of Washing (not baking) soda Arm & Hammer and Borax 20 mule team. Stir well until powders are dissolved, then remove from heat. In a 5 gallon pail, pour 6 cups of hot water and add the soap mixture. Stir. Top pail with cold water and stir. Let sit for 24 hours. Use ½ cup per load, stirring before each use; because the mixture will gel. The cost is $1.50 for 4 gallons.
(If you are allergic to commercial laundry detergent, please give this a try.)
My homemade house cleaner is made with: 2 quarts of warm water, ¼ cup of ammonia, ½ cup of white vinegar and 1 tbsp of corn starch. Stir and pour into a spray bottle. It works wonder on ceramic tile floor.
My toothpaste is also homemade: 3 tbsp of baking soda, 3 tbsp of real sea salt, and enough glycerin to make a smooth paste, Then I add a couple of drops of Watkins peppermint extract. (Every time I walk by the spearmint in the garden, I grab a couple of leaves to chew on.)