Miracle Spray

I have to share this amazing homemade product.

Ive made it a few times and need to make some more tomorrow.

I found it at My Abundantlife

Thanks Wendy for sharing

Miracle Spray

Here it is. The much talked about Miracle Spray. This wonderful recipe was revealed by a member of The Cheapskates Club a couple of years ago. She mentioned in passing that she was making a cleaning spray and all the members on the Cheapskate’s forum begged her for the recipe.

I must say, Miracle Spray has changed my life. It was like having a ” lightbulb moment ” when I started using it. It replaces so many cleaning products and can save you a few hundred dollars a year. It’s so much better for your health. I suffer from nasty sinus headaches from time to time. If I can gather enough strength to clean my showers with the Miracle Spray, my sinuses are cleared within minutes.

1.5 litres of water ( 1 cup of very hot water )

300mls of white vinegar – no name

60mls of dishwashing liquid – good quality

25mls of eucalyptus oil – not water soluble

3 tablespoons of Lectric soda powder

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Miracle Spray ingredients

Mix the Lectric soda in 1 cup of very hot water to dissolve.

Add remainder of ingredients into a 2 litre bottle, fill up with tap water and shake well. Decant into spray bottles.

NOTES –

This can be used on kitchen benches, sinks, toilets, laundry stains, washing freshener, tiled / vinyl floors, showers and carpet stains. It also removes stickers from items. Just spray a few times and leave it for a couple of minutes then wipe the sticker off.

Please do not use on timber surfaces as it could damage the finish.
Please do not use on mirrors as the oil will leave the mirrors streaky.

I quite often make the Miracle Spray in double strength. Just double all the ingredients into a 2 litre bottle and top up with water. Label the bottles as ” double strength “. Dilute it when you fill up the spray bottles.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

I read the other day that Rhonda from Down to Earth Blog was making homemade sauce and pasta sauce.

While I was out this morning I stopped at our local (on the side of the road stall) and picked up a box of (rejected) tomotoes for only $5.00.

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This is the box of goodies I bought home.

I then went ahead and made some tomato sauce in my thermomix.

This is the recipe I used.

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This is mine half way through, I’m adding the spices

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The end result- two jars of homemade tomato sauce.

I have some tomatoes left I’ve so next I might make pasta sauce.

Thanks
Sam

Slow cooker Pumpkin Soup

Here where we live the weather has been crazy, one minute it feels like summer is just around the corner then the next it’s raining and cold like winter.

Today is one of those days, so I’ve made some pumpkin soup in the slow cooker for lunch but no one wanted it so it will be on offer tomorrow after church.

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It is so simple, I used three veggies and some herbs and chicken stock. That’s it.

Just chop up 1 pumpkin, 1 onion, 1 sweet pototoe, pop in the slow cooker. Then I add a little ginger, all spices, I crushed up two stock cubes and filled the pot to just cover the veggies then salt and pepper to taste.

Popped it on low and let it do it’s thing.

When veggies are soft then blend all together. I’ve left it on keep warm for the afternoon just in case someone gets hungry before dinner which is a lamb roast which is cooking all day slowing in the other slow cooker.

Keep safe.

Sam xxx

Homemade washing powder.

I’ve had a few friends ask me about my washing powder. When I tell them about some of the simply changes I’ve been doing they laugh. But when I explain what’s in washing powder you buy and how much you can save making it yourself then they ask how?

So here goes.
Into a large sealable container add the following-
1 box of lux flakes*
1 packet of borax
1 packet of washing soda
* you can grate one box of home brand sunlight soap. Just watch your knuckles

You can stop there if you want this will wash well.

I also add the following
1 packet of Vanish/nappysan
1 packet of Purex Crystals (I used to add a drop or two of essential oils into the top but find doing this now easier)

Cost is approx $15

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This how much I use for a full load 7kg machine

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As you can see it make a lot. I won’t to make or buy any washing powder for months.

If you make some let me know what you think.

God Bless
Sam xx

Making it from Scratch

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I love this blog from Money Saving Mom

This week they are running a week long series that I want to tell you all about.

Here is the link Making it from Scratch

Who’s joining me for the Make It From Scratch Week this week?

They say “I haven’t completely nailed down which 5 new ideas I’m going to try, but here’s my list that I’ll be choosing from (in case you need some ideas, too!)”

DIY Toilet Bombs
Homemade Bath Bombs
Lavendar Bath Salts
Glazed Donut Holes
Primal Fudge
Homemade Mounds Bars
Crockpot Brownies
Banana Oatmeal Cups
Skinny Pumpkin Frappe
All Natural Antibiotic Tea
On the Go Pancake Muffins

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter.

Let me know if you are going to join me.

Sam xx

Homemade curtains

Today’s project

I have had enough at looking at moldy curtains in our lounge room but we live in a rental so I didn’t want to spend to much money.

I had seen on Pinterest an idea to use tablecloths, so while I was in Spotlight this morning found some nice ones on sale.

This is what I did.

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I needed two tablecloths and 1.5 meters of fabric tape……$42.50 investment

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Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the tape I used. I cut 30 pieces (15 on each) and sowed them on the top.

The end result

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Took about 30mins to make. Really quick and easy project.

I’m thinking I might go back and buy some more for these windows

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Have a great weekend.

Sam xx

I’m still under the weather

Hi Everyone

What a week we have had. I’m still sick and as we have a long weekend, its the Queens birthday weekend here in Australia I have spent most of it in bed.

With all this spare time I have been googling and reading all kinds of blogs.

I can across this one

The Whole Food dude

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I had a read of his blog and came across this green drink which I made this morning.

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I halved the amounts as it does make a lot.

It looks quite mmm how can I describe it….I won’t but it taste so nice.

So fingers crossed it will help.

Until next time

Keep healthy
Sam xxx