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Natural and Safe Alternatives for Shampoo, Conditioner, and Toothpaste

Shampoo: Apply baking soda to wet hair. Massage and rinse.

Conditioner: Spray/pour vinegar to washed hair. Rinse, if desired. Once the vinegar dries, it will leave no smell behind.

Toothpaste: Mix equal parts baking soda and coconut oil and stir. Use a small spoon to apply a small dot of the mixture to your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth, as usual.

Other uses of vinegar
To clean burned pots: Boil 1/2 c vinegar and 1 liter water in a covered pot. Scrub as needed.
To neutralize wasp stings: spray/submerge the bitten spot in vinegar to neutralize the poison.
To clean floors: Add 1/4 c vinegar to a bucket of water and mop. The vinegar smell will disapear once dried.
To keep ants away: Wipe tables and counters with vinegar to keep ants away since they don’t like the smell.
To stop itchiness from bug bites: Dab a little on.

See 1001 uses of vinegar: http://www.vinegartips.com/Scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=5

Other uses of baking soda
To neutralize bee stings: Add water to baking soda to form a paste and apply to the sting site to neutralize the venom.
To make washing soda to cut grease: See recipe at http://www.dahlfred.com/index.php/blogs/sun/699-how-to-make-washing-soda
To scrub tough gunk off of pots and pans and dishes: Dust on and scrub. Rinse with water.
To unclog drains: Pour 1/2 c baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 c of vinegar. Wait 10 minutes and pour a pot of boiling water. Repeat, if necessary.
To clean sinks and toilets. Dust it on and scrub. Rinse with water.

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Fried Chicken Recipe (using rice flour)

How to Make Fried chicken using rice flour

 

 

1.  Wash  the chicken. Let sit for 10 min.

 

2. Mix a cup rice flour with 1 TB salt and 1 Tb ground black pepper for the breading.

 

3. Turn on a pot of palm oil to medium heat (3 if hi is 6). 

 

4. Mix 1/2 cup milk or whey and 1/4 c rice flour with 1 egg and beat.

 

5. Dip drumsticks/thighs into liquid, cover with breading mix, and fry for 30-40 min. (35 for convection ovens)

 

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How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap

100 g (3.5 oz) bars of soap

1 cup washing soda

7.5 ltr water

*10-ltr pot is helpful

 

Boil 1.5 liter of water in a 10-liter pot. Grate the soap and put it in the pot, stirring to dissolve.  Slowly add in the cup of washing soda and stir until it is completely dissolved.  Turn off the heat before it overflows. Remove from heat and put it on the floor.  Add in the remaining 6 liters of water into the pot and stir.  Cover and let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. It will look like an opaque liquid with some soft lumps.  Stir and bottle it. Shake and use 1/4 cup per load.

 

To brighten clothes: Add  1/8 cup of white distilled vinegar in the wash (with the detergent).

 

To soften and strip soap residue from clothes: Add 1/4 cup vinegar as a fabric softener during the final rinse.

 

Remember that washing soda is caustic, so wash utensils, etc. thoroughly with soap and water after contact with it.

 

Optional: add fragrance if desired (see recipe below):

 

 

http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/laundrysoap.htm

 

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How to Make Dishwashing Detergent

300 g (10 oz) bars of soap

1.5 cup washing soda

7.5 ltr water

*10-ltr pot is helpful

 

Boil 1.5 liter of water in a 10-liter pot. Grate the soap and put it in the pot, stirring to dissolve.  Slowly add in the 1.5 cup of washing soda while stirring until it is completely dissolved.  Turn off the heat before it overflows. Remove from heat and put it on the floor.  Add in the remaining 6 liters of water into the pot and stir.  Cover and let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. It will look like an opaque liquid with some soft lumps.  Stir and bottle it. Shake and use 1/4 cup per load.

 

Remember that washing soda is caustic, so wash utensils, etc. thoroughly with soap and water after contact with it.

For extra greasy dishes, rinse it in EM (efficient microorganisms) before washing them with the dish detergent so that you won't waste the detergent unnecessarily.

 

Optional: add 1-1.5 oz of essential oil or fragrance oil if desired