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Pure Cleaning - Tips from the Past

Copper and Brass Cleaner
2 Tablespoons Salt
White Vinegar
Add vinegar to salt until you have created a paste adding some flour will help to reduce abrasiveness.
Apply with a rag and rub the bottoms of pots, door handles, and any other copper or brass items.

All Purpose Cleaning Spray
4 Tablespoons baking soda
2 Pints of warm water
Add a drop of lemon juice or lavender for a pleasant scent.

Bleach Alternatives for Laundry
Soak white laundry in one part lemon juice and one part water and hang in the sun to dry the lemon juice will bleach away all stains.

Air Fresheners
Mix ¼ cup of baking soda with water in a spray bottle.
Add 10 drops or so of your favourite essential oil such as pine, frankincense or cedar wood. Shake well and spray.
The baking soda will absorb the odour and the essential oils will add a unique scent to the room.

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This page was added on 26/06/2012.

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