Saturday, May 4

More Homemade cleaning . . .

Dishwasher detergent

1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup Coarse Salt
1/2 cup citric acid (Found with the canning products)

Mix all ingredients in a container. Use 1 tbs per load.

Straight white vinegar works great as a rinse aide. I just fill my dispenser with it as needed.

Homemade liquid body soap

We've always used liquid body soap instead of bar bc it doesn't leave the hard to clean soap scum. I have trouble with eczema and dry skin normally, and its improved greatly since we started us

1 cup of distiller water / boiled water
1/4 liquid Castile soap (I've bought at target and whole foods in the soap section/ beauty section, all different scents available)
1 tsp vegetable glycerin (food in target or Walmart in the food oil section) 
Optional 15-30 drops of essential oils, which I like the smell of the Castile soap so I don't use it

Mix and enjoy.

To freshen laundry instead of a fabric softener sheet. Pour 4 drops of essential oils on a dry wash
cloth and add to wet laundry in dryer. May be used multiple times.


Hope everyone enjoys making your homemade goodies as much as we do. Saves money, is healthier, and the kids enjoy helping make everything. 

Quick and crazy update, sorry its all over the place but let's you know a little about our what and whereabouts!
We're busy as usual in the Wicker household. We're closing at the end of the month on our new home and moving. Bradley's finishing first grade and Austin is finishing 3 year old preschool. Cameron Grace turned 3 in March and Davis is 21 months. They all love going to the new house and cry when we leave. They've been telling people everywhere about it. We have a family vacation planned next month to the beach.  After vacation, all of us are participating in our church vacation bible school this year. We've planted vegetable seeds in pots, for a garden that we will transplant to the 
new home. It's been such a cool spring that we haven't been to pick strawberries yet, but plan to do that soon. We bought a couple of strawberry and blueberry bushes for the new house as well. Let me run, literally, to get in some exercise while the kids are napping. Chris just got off his bike, so it's my turn then onto packing! Living a blessed and simple life and so thankful for it!


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