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Paper Towels Go Blulow

| August 7, 2007 | 3 Comments

Try this with me. Instead of plowing through roll after roll of paper towels, I bought several kitchen hand towels and a basket. I placed the basket underneath the paper towel dispenser. I’m in the process of retraining my family to use the washable hand towels instead of the disposable paper towels. There are some […]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

| August 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

In addition to the recipe for liquid home made laundry detergent, here’s the recipe for homemade powdered laundry detergent. My preference? Well, I’m partial to the liquid one. Call me cheap, but it’s less expensive, it works and it allows me to add whatever scent I like. The powdered one is extremely effective, but I […]

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Hydrogen Peroxide and Green Living (Blulow)

Hydrogen Peroxide and Green Living (Blulow)

| July 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

As promised in my Basic Ingredients for Blulow Living blog entry, here are a few reasons why it’s good to keep a few bottles of hydrogen peroxide in your home. Cleaning stainless steel sinks: It’s great for leaving a stainless steel sink glistening. It may work as well on porcelain sinks too, but mine is […]

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Blulow and Animals – We can’t forget our furry friends

Blulow and Animals – We can’t forget our furry friends

| July 17, 2007 | 1 Comment

I want to talk about something that had not dawned on me until I received an e-mail from a concerned reader. Her email expressed a two-fold concern: Was the Arm & Hammer Washing Soda ingredient I call for the in the homemade laundry and dishwashing detergent recipes phosphate free? Is the Arm & Hammer testing […]

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Basic Cleaning Ingredients for Living Blulow

Basic Cleaning Ingredients for Living Blulow

| July 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you are serious about going living blulow, there are certain ingredients that are must haves in your house. Baking Soda (It doesn’t have to be Arm & Hammer. Generic baking soda will do) Borax Distilled White Vinegar Distilled Water Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) Super Washing Soda Ivory Soap is nice to have around also. You’ll […]

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Disinfecting Your Kitchen Sponge

Disinfecting Your Kitchen Sponge

| July 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

What a nasty little germ-breeding tool the kitchen sponge can become. Using it to clean up the mess after handling raw meat tends to spread the bacteria from the meat over every surface. Using plain kitchen dish soap cleans the sponge superficially, but the bacteria will live on. To kill the bacteria try placing the […]

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Homemade Window Cleaner

| July 6, 2007 | 1 Comment

When you have sprayed your last squirt of store-bought window spray, take the 32 ounce bottle and wash it out. Once it’s washed, add 2 tablespoons of distilled vinegar and fill the rest with water. Replace the spray top and look for a dirty window or mirror. You’ve just made homemade widow spray. Use it […]

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Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

| July 5, 2007 | 106 Comments

Have we allowed the advertisers and marketers to dictate our tastes and preferences or are we in control and we determine what we need and want? Just turn on your TV and you are told that you are not happy unless you are wearing the latest style in clothes, driving the most up to date […]

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Go Blulow with Homemade Laundry & Dish Detergent!

| June 30, 2007 | 3 Comments

Of course the first thing that came to your mind when you started to convert your thought process into thinking Blulow was washing dishes and washing clothes right? Of course you did. Well, to put your mind at ease, I’ve found the perfect solution to finding environmentally friendly and economical dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent. […]

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