Friday, February 27, 2015

Frugal Friday - Homemade Cleaning Supplies

I love  making frugal homemade cleaning supplies. When you are sick or unable to get to the store it is nice to have the supplies needed to make hour own money saving cleaners.

Fortunately, I have had some freezer meals ready to go and that has saved me this week cause I have not felt well enough to cook much. Now I will have to restock my freezer meal supply. Freezer cooking is one of the best things I have ever done to keep my days under control and less stressful. I mean it. To know meals are in the freezer and I just have to pop in the oven and heat up a veggie is such a relief.

homemade cleaning supplies

You all know I love my homemade cleaners. I love how cheap they are to make but I also am sensitive to the chemicals in lots of commercial cleaning products.

I have been experimenting making my own foaming hand soap with castile soap. I no longer will buy hand soaps with triclosan in them and frankly I would like a lot less ingredients in my soaps. After checking on prices of more natural soaps, it was obvious making my own would be the most economical route. I love the simple fresh scent too. I will share soon how to make it.
*update: I do not like the film castile soap leaves on the sink so now I use this frugal homemade handsoap recipe.

I love to use my homemade alcohol and water cleaner to wipe down the bathrooms right now. I am trying to do this after hubby and I are in the bathrooms to keep from spreading the germs.

The garden is really coming along. I see tomato blossoms already but not sure they will set with cooler temps this week. We are eating lots of greens several times a week and fresh herbs for sauces and soups.

What frugal steps have you taken this week?


  1. I'm so sorry you're sick, Elaine! Take care of yourself and rest when you can.

  2. I hope you feel better soon.
    Even with just two of us freezer meals are handy.

  3. I sure hope you feel better soon Elaine! I keep meaning to try some freezer meals but haven't gotten around to it yet. We eat pretty simply and Earl is a great cook so if one of us gets sick the other fills in.

  4. Hope you're feeling stronger soon. Going to check out your homemade cleaners link. Get some rest!

  5. Hope you feel better!! This weather is unrelenting - so many people are sick!! Smart to scrub down in between the use of your own personal bathroom.

  6. I hope you feel better soon. I also love natural things for cleaning, such as lemon juice and baking soda, white vinegar, etc.