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Spic-and-span, homestyle

Spic-and-span, homestyle
News from Buffalo News:

The kids are back at school, and you can almost see the dust settling as the whirlwind of summer activities is replaced by peace and quiet.
You can also see the fingerprints, the smudges, the stains in the carpet.
Rather than filling your house with the smell of chemical detergents – and paying a fortune for them – why not try some all-natural alternatives that have withstood the test of time?
Mary Miller, of the Town of Tonawanda, first started using natural home cleaners out of concern for her 19-month-old daughter, Claudia.
“It snowballed from making soap blends to use on my daughter at bath time to making the majority of household items in my own kitchen,” Miller said.
Using ingredients like raw local honey, washing soda and essential oils, she makes everything from toothpaste, deodorant and diaper wipes to bathroom scrub and all-purpose household cleaner. She likes them because she thinks they work better, aren’t full of harmful chemicals and aren’t tested on animals.
Perhaps best of all, they save her a ton of cash.
“We cloth diaper, so we do a lot of laundry in my house. After four months, I barely put a dent into the 15 or so pounds of detergent I made,” Miller said. “I imagine $ 20 worth of soap will last me at least a full year, if not longer.”
Think natural cleaners don’t have the same muscle as commercial ones?
Think again…………… continues on Buffalo News

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