In response, I thought I'd post a couple more recipes for things I can make on my own. I have a terrible habit of jotting things down on pieces of scrap paper and then losing them, so this will at least ensure that I can find the recipes down the road when I need them.
A dear friend swears by a recipe of brushing her teeth with baking soda, then mashed strawberries for sparkly white teeth, which her Nana taught her to do. Can't wait to try it!
6 tsp baking soda
4 tsp vegetable glycerine (available at Whole Foods)
1/3 tsp salt
15 drops peppermint extract
Mix all ingredients.
I may try adding a few drops of oregano oil, which has antibacterial properties.
2-3 Tbs unrefined Coconut oil
1/8 c baking soda
1/8 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
Mix dry ingredients and add to melted coconut oil; Pour into glass jar or old deodorant container.
And here's a recipe for another household cleaner:
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar.
Let soak 15 minutes in toilet bowl and scrub as usual.
I can't believe how much money we've been saving since I started making most of our household cleaners. On top of that, they're much more environmentally friendly. As we use the store bought ones up I'm replacing them with the ones I've made. Maybe I'm a total egoist but I actually think mine work better!