1 cup of baking soda
1-cup table salt
1/4-cup creme of tartar
The crème of tartar can be bought in bulk at certain health food stores. Dump all together in a medium bowl. Stir together and pour in a clean covered jar. To use, pour 1/4 cup of mixture into the drain and immediately add 1 cup of boiling water. Wait 10 seconds and flush down with cold water. Do this weekly to keep your drain clog-free and odorless. Mixture makes about 2-1/4 cups.
Home Made Septic Tank Activator
2 envelopes of active yeast
2 one pound of brown sugar
4 cups of warm water
Dump all ingredients into a large bowl mix. Stir until mixture is completely well mixed. Set the mixture in a warm place for 10 to 20 minutes until it foams and volume increases. Then flush down the toilet. Do this once a month to keep your septic working well.
Freshen Up and Clean Your Toilet Bowl at The Same Time
1/2 cup of orange or lemon powdered drink mix.
Dump it into the toilet bowl and let stand for 2 hours. Then flush down. You will have a clean bowl and fresh smell.
Freshen and Clean Up Your Dishwasher
Fill the soap dispenser with lemon powdered drink mix. Run it through the regular cycle and away goes the build up grease and grunge in hidden places.
Year Round Pest Control Spray
1 cup Liquid Dish Soap
1 cup Antiseptic Mouthwash
1 cup of Tobacco tea**
Mix all of the ingredients together in a 20-gallon hose end sprayer and give the plants a good shower. Repeat every two weeks throughout the growing season.
**How to make tobacco tea. Wrap a handful of chewing tobacco in the toe of a panty hose or cheesecloth. Soak it in 1 gallon of hot water until the liquid turns a dark brown. Pour the liquid into a glass container with a tight lid for storing.
Cut Flowers In A Vase
Most people put too much water in a vase for cut flowers. Put only enough water so that all the stems are covered. Too much will make the stems rot faster. Also, pull off any leaves that are under water. Cut the stems with a knife or scissors at a 45-degree angle. Below is a mix that you can sue instead of plain water that will keep your cut flowers fresher longer.
1 cup Lemon-Lime Soda (Not Diet)
1/4 tsp. of household bleach
3 cups warm water (110 degrees)
Mix together in a bowl and pour into the vase. Insert the cut flowers.
Dog and Cat Repellent for Your Flower Beds
4 Tbsp. of Dry Mustard
3 Tbsp. of Cayenne Pepper
2 Tbsp. of Chili Powder
2 Tbsp. of Cloves
1 Tbsp. Tabasco Sauce
2 quarts of Warm Water
Mix all the ingredients together and sprinkle the solution around the outside edges of your flowerbeds. Animals don't like this solution so will stay away from your flowerbeds.