Posted by LisaB! on Tuesday Apr 15, 2008
Filed under :Green Cleaning, Food Prices, Saving Money
Posted by LisaB! on Wednesday Nov 28, 2007
Filed under :Green Cleaning, Homemaking
Continuing on my experimentation with creating the world’s best green, frugal homemade laundry detergent that really works - I created a new recipe today! It is busy gel-ing and congealing downstairs. It is my goal to come up with half a dozen recipes, since we all have different water, washers and conditions, so they will work differently for everyone!
I can’t wait to launch The Prudent Wife and share all of these money saving recipes with YOU! We are working diligently at the site!
Posted by LisaB! on Wednesday Aug 1, 2007
Filed under :Green Cleaning, Homemaking, Saving Money
Want to clean the air without distressing chemicals? Consider using essential oils to deodorize and clean the air instead of just covering odors with harmful chemicals. A simple recipe includes Rosemary with Lemon, Eucalyptus globulus with Lavender.
2 drops rosemary
4 drops lemon
3 drops Eucalyptus globulus
4 drops lavender
Mix into 1-quart of distilled water. Shake well and put in a dark-colored glass spray bottle. Spray the room as needed to freshen with this delicious and natural scent! You can make many bottles of non-toxic, aromatic room freshener!
Posted by LisaB! on Tuesday Jul 31, 2007
Filed under :Green Cleaning, Health News
We are testing natural, homemade cleaners in The Prudent Wife test kitchens this week, working hard to refine an automatic dishwasher soap that will save you a TON of money each year! We are fighting a battle against hard water, and working to create the best safe, natural homemade dishwasher detergent which cleans the BEST for our members!
Our homemade Windex has been a hit for over 5 years! All of my friends make it with simple ingredients and love it. However, at The Prudent Wife, we are always working to refine and improve our homemade and natural cleaners, so the homemade Windex is being revamped and in vigorous testing to see if we can get that recipe even cheaper. As I don’t have to tell you, ALL raw ingredients have gone up significantly, so every penny counts.
The Prudent Wife’s homemade natural laundry detergent has been going strong for a year! Yes! Amazing results, I can’t wait to share. As ever, we keep tweaking the recipe to bring you the best formula. We are also doing all we can to bring you an inexpensive NATURAL cleaner that is good for the environment, helping Prudent Wife subscribers GO GREEN, saving money and the environment!
Lofty goals for one little family transplanted in Northeast TN! Stay tuned, the natural, homemade cleaning revolution has begun!
Astounding “Natural” Ant Killer!!! Wow - look what Dr. Mercola recommends for KILLING ANTS!!! I can’t wait to borrow some from my neighbor a little later and see if it works. Dr. Mercola has some great articles at www.mercola.com and this was found at http://www.mercola.com/2006/sep/5/got_an_ant_problem_use_aspartame.htm
Got an Ant Problem? Use Aspartame
For all the dire health problems associated with aspartame — the worst of them being cancer — the original “anything-but-sugar” substitute may have an ideal purpose to exist, not as a food additive, but as an ant poisonAlready aware of aspartame’s origins as a toxic chemical, a health-conscious consumer with an ant problem emptied one packet of aspartame in the corner of each of her bathrooms two years ago. The “sweet” solution worked brilliantly, as she’s seen no signs of carpenter ants crawling around for the past year.
Aspartame may be just the thing for getting rid of fire ants (impervious to many poisons) too, although this solution takes a bit more effort. Initially, fire ants ignored their aspartame treat until a light rain moistened it. After the rain, however, the fire ants came back with a vengeance, taking the aspartame back to the mound by the hundreds. Within two days, any evidence that fire ants existed at all, save for an empty mound, vanished.
No mystery aspartame works like a pesticide, as the asparctic acid contained in this toxic product is a well-documented excitotoxin that causes specific brain cells to become excessively excited to the point they quickly die, just as both kinds of ants did.
Makes you wonder if aspartame is a far safer, better alternative to getting rid of lawn and home pests than the average toxic pesticides found at your neighborhood hardware store …
If you ever wanted a painless way to find out all the dangers of aspartame you will certainly want to view Sweet Misery. If you are a natural health care practitioner you might want to consider showing this in your reception area.