sarah's own natural garden

updates from our lifestyle block – gardening, chickens, green cleaning and more


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Toilet cleaner that became dishwasher powder

homemade dishwasher powder

I’m slowly building up the number of cleaning and beauty products I make at home and am always reading blogs and trying something new.  Hand soap, deodorant and dishwasher powder are the current ones I’m trying to get right. After several attempts I’m happy with this dishwasher powder recipe (you can skip the blurb, take my word that it’s easy and just scroll to the ingredients list and make it).

I didn’t start out out making dishwasher powder with this recipe – I read about a home made cleaning ‘bomb’ that you drop into the toilet bowl, wait for the fizzing to finish then scrub clean.  I love these kind of recipes, the simpler the better so I gave it a go. Continue reading


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Liquid laundry detergent

Here are a couple of recipes to make your own liquid laundry detergent.  We all vaguely know it’s cheaper and better for our waterways but will they actually clean clothes and can I be bothered?  These recipes are easy once you’ve bought what you need and have cleaned the kitchen bench off to make some room.

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