Household Cleaner

Household Cleaner

I don’t like to use harsh chemicals and cleaners when cleaning in my home. I tend to use products that are safe for the dogs too. My dogs tend to follow me around  the house and they also like to lick and I don’t want them to lick something that I just cleaned with a harsh chemical. The household cleaner I use is quite simple and I’m sure that we have all used something like this before, but just in case you haven’t, then here it is:

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I first take a spray bottle which you can get just about anywhere. I use about 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar and then fill up the rest of the container with water. I don’t like the smell of vinegar so I add about 4 cap fulls of this lemon oil. I shake up the spray bottle as I’m using the cleaner to make sure everything is mix really well with each other. The lemon oil pretty much masks over the vinegar smell and not too mention it smells like Spring! I like to use microfiber cloths while cleaning as they do a great job catching anything in the cloths and so forth. Below you can click on all the products I’ve used to make your own cleaner!

 

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Dog Ear Cleaner

Dog Ear Cleaner

I know I usually post food recipes on Mondays but today I’m giving you a recipe for your dog! That’s right…a dog ear cleaner recipe. Poor Hank suffers from ear infections from time to time. I knew he would eventually have these problems because he has big floppy ears. I’ve taken him to the vet a few times for his ears, mainly his right ear and they have provided medicine to put in his ears to help when he has an infection. The last 2 months I noticed it was worse then ever, I’m not sure if the weather has anything to do with it. I have to say that I wasn’t too pleased with the medicine that we were using previously so I took it upon myself to make something of mine own to help with his ears. After usually the DIY cleaner for 3 weeks now I’m extremely pleased with the results and I think Hank is too. I wished I had taken a picture of the inside of Hank’s ear so I could show how bad it was. 

IMG_1858bAll you need is water, distilled white vinegar and tea tree oil.  I used an old bottle that his previous medicine was in. I put two cap fulls of the vinegar and water followed by a cap full of the tea tree oil. When I’m treating Hank’s ear I take a cotton ball and wet one end of it with the mixture and then rub it carefully in Hank’s ear and in his inner ear. I then gentle massage his ear. During the first three days of his treatment I did this twice a day and I had to use about 2 cotton balls each time. Hank responded really well to the medicine and it didn’t hurt his ear(s) when I was massaging them. After three days of applying the medicine twice a day I then only did it once a day for a few more days and now I do it about every 3 to 4 days. Now three weeks later his ears, specifically his right ear have completely cleared up. They never cleared up like this with the medicine from the vet office. 

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Make-up Brush: Clean up!

Make-up Brush: Clean up!

So ladies, how often to do you wear your make-up? Everyday? Or do you re-apply several times a day? How much product do you think is in your make-up brushes right now? If you don’t clean your brushes they could not only be filled with a TON of make-up but dirt and maybe even some bacteria as well. Think about it. Those things are pretty dirty. So with spring around the corner, let’s make sure we are giving our brushes a good cleaning! You should be cleaning your brushes a minimum of twice a month but if you are using a lot of make-up or one brush more than the others, you might want to consider giving it a weekly cleaning.

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My make-up brush cleaner is not fancy and it costs me…..ZERO$$$ to make. I like to keep things ‘simple’. It works just as great as any brush shampoo’s you can buy. 

Shall we get started?

I first get a small glass and I add about a quarter size of antibacterial dish soap and about a quarter size of my hair shampoo and I mix it with warm water. THAT is all you need! 

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Next take your brush and dip it in the water and twirl it around, you will start to see your make-up coming out. I like to take my fingers and squeeze the brush to get more of the nasty make-up residue out. I then run the brush under warm water until the water is clear and make-up free.

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Are you ready to see how dirty this water is?

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Anyone want some tea?? Just kidding…..this picture was taken after just cleaning one of my brushes. If you haven’t been cleaning your brushes I hope this picture makes you want to do it RIGHT NOW! 

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After you wash all of your brushes just shape the brush hairs the correct way for your brush and allow them to dry on some paper towel. You will find that the first time you use your brush after you clean it your make-up applies so much butter and the brush feels so soft against your skin. Not to mention cleaning your brushes often will help with prolonging the use of the brush and the quality. 

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