Frugal Tip: Keeping Your Home Clean and Safe

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 0 comments
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I wanted to share my cleaning article - Keeping Your Home Clean and Safe

You might be able to get Sodium Hexametaphosphate in most natural food, environmental or alternative stores, or Amazon.

OK, here's the article...


#1 - Laundry Bleach
--Sodium Hexametaphosphate doesn't work like a chlorine bleach to get your cloth diapers, bedding and clothing white.
Rather, it disposes of the dull, shabby, dim or yellow film that develops on your clothing after several piles of washing with soap or detergent.
Indeed, you will be shocked to see all the suds discharged from your clothing and bedding you thought were spotless.
By using sodium hexametaphosphate every wash, it will keep away that dull film and keep your whites and colors bright.
How much you should use depends upon the hardness of your water.
Begin with 1/8 of a cup per load.
Add more, a bit at a time, until the water feels slippery.
To get rid of years of dull film, run your washer load through an entire wash cycle using twice as much sodium hexametaphosphate as you would normally use, without any soap or detergent.

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Sodium Hexametaphosphate
After that, add sodium hexametaphosphate first, then just half the amount of soap or detergent you normally used.

-- Sodium Hexametaphosphate is going to be the best substance you use in your dishwasher.
It cuts oil and will leave your dishes spotless, acts as a scale inhibitor and will even clean your dishwasher with each washing.
Use the same amount of Sodium Hexametaphosphate as dishwasher detergent and watch your dishes sparkle!

-- As a water conditioner, it will boost the cleaning activity of your soap or detergent.
Simply add a couple of tbsp. to your dishwater (use the amount that makes the water feel slippery) and half as much dishwashing liquid.
No more water spots on your hand-washed dishes either!

-- Works as well on your windows as it does on your dishes.
Simply add about a tsp. each of Sodium Hexametaphosphate and liquid soap with warm water in a spray bottle.
Use this solution on glass shower doors to dissolve mineral build-up (if really bad build-up, make the solution a little stronger).

-- No, Sodium Hexametaphosphate won't froth up into bubbles on it's own, however what it will do is make a little liquid soap foam up even more.
Add a little at a time, letting it dissolve in your bathwater till the water feels slippery.
A wonderful bath recipe is Sodium Hexametaphosphate, liquid soap and a couple of sliced lemons.
Gives you a fragrant, luxurious bath that will make your skin softer and smoother than ever before.

-- Do natural shampoos leave your hair feeling sticky?
Try rinsing with a solution of Sodium Hexametaphosphate and that dull soapy film will rinse right out.

Thanks to Rebecca for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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