Saturday, July 18, 2009

Frugal Friday: Natural Cleaning Disclaimer

Jenny called me this morning asking if I always get an explosion when I mix my cleaner. Her husband and daughter got a great laugh out of her exploding cleaner. Which my daughter did too the first time (as did Brad when I told him the story today).

Apparently she usually mixes in a bowl and has not used the pop bottle method before, before today that is! I told her the first time I mixed it I had the baking soda in the bottle and then added the vinegar and BOOM! Suds, liquid, mess EVERYWHERE!

Since then I put the baking soda in the bottle and then add the vinegar a little at a time. There is obviously a chemical reaction with these two, everyone knows that. But there must be something that makes it extra, shall we say, spectacular, when the two meet in a closed space. (I'll have to get the answer from my good friend who is a chemistry teacher.) So if you are going to mix this cleaner in the pop bottle ADD THE VINEGAR SLOWLY.

Also instead of the lemon juice you buy in the bottle I now use True Lemon. It comes in these little packets, like sugar at a restaurant. The box is with the spices at your grocery store. There is also a True Lime which I will be trying with my Corona very soon!

I found online that 2 packets = 1 Tablespoon. This stuff smells AMAZING and the cleaner smells great because of it.

Have fun with your exploding cleaner!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.


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  2. Ok..sorry about the "comment removed by the author"...LOL I hit the trash can..:P I have to try that TrueLemon..sounds yummy! I also still have to add my disclaimer to my sight too.


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