At the beginning of the month. I experimented with making some Lemon Vinegar Cleaner - as per this post here http://tarragonnthyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/20110806-my-day.html and the link on how to make it courtesy of Just Like My Nan Made. The first jar is ready to use and I must say I am very impressed with this. I was worried that the house was going to smell of vinegar, but no such thing, just citrusy - and fresh. I have used some to clean the cooker - it is an excellent degreaser and also some in boiling water to wash my dressers down and I am very pleased. It also works well in the bathroom. So thank you Nelly Mary for sharing. I am really well chuffed with this so much so it is going to feature regularly on my cleaning itinerary.
There is nothing nicer than a clean fresh smelling home. It is pleasing that something so simple can really be so effective. So much so it has inspired me to have a go at some other recipes I have come across, one for cleaning brass and copper which uses flour vinegar and salt, one that uses tomato Ketchup for the same purpose.
But I have also decided that I would quite like to have a go at making my own household soap. I am hoping to have a go at this whilst I am off on holiday, and have been researching the process and some simple recipes. I quite like the sound of a lavender soap for starters. I have been gathering some items together for a little while now including utensils just for soapmaking. I also intend to make a few knitted cotton flannels too for my own use.
I would liketo have a go at making some polish too, but haven't been able to locate any turpentine, only the turpentine replacement. I have a lot of solid wood furniture which I regularly polish with the bought beeswax. Does anyone know where I could get hold of this please in the UK?
All out of white vinegar and waste peels. One way to get your money's worth out of a lemon. I leave it on my kitchen windowsill to cure!