Saturday, May 14, 2016

Can't Beat the Price Recipes

I tried making a separate page for a collection of recipes, but it will take me much longer to figure out how to. Any recipe I put up is one I've tried and found it to work well.  The category will be titled 'Cheap Recipes' which should help you find the collection easier.  Let me know what you think or if you have an easier way to access the information.

Bug Spray

Spray bottle
20 drops peppermint essential oil
distilled water

Fill spray bottle with water.  Add 20 drops peppermint oil  Spray around perimeter of rooms once a week for a month then twice a month after that.
Orange Cleaner

Jar with lid
citrus peels
white vinegar

Fill jar with peels.  Add vinegar to cover the peels.  Let stand in a dark place (cupboard) for two weeks.  Strain out peels.  Make a solution with 50% vinegar. 50% distilled water.  Do not use on wood or painted surfaces.  Great for flat surfaces such as counters, sinks, shower, etc.
Brown Sugar

1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon molasses

Mix with a fork or whisk.  I love this recipe.  It takes less than a minute to make and there is no waste.  If a recipe calls for 1/3 cup, I do the math and add 1/3 tablespoon molasses. (1 teaspoon)
Toothpaste Codes

Codes are located on the bottom of the tube.  They appear as a square.
Green - natural ingredients
Blue - natural and medicine
Red -  natural and chemical
Black - chemicals
Cosmetic Uses for Coconut Oil

Makeup remover
Dry skin
Hair conditioner (I haven't done this)
Facial cleanser
Detox Bath  (This is very nice.)
Once a week, 20 minutes

1/4 cup Epsom salts
10 drops lavender oil
1/2 cup baking soda
Mix dry ingredients, add oil and pour into bath water.  I poured it under the stream of water coming from the faucet.
Weed Killer

Spray bottle
1 tablespoon dish soap
1 tablespoon salt
Vinegar to fill spray bottle
Shake before each use.


  1. Thanks Angie for such a great collection of recipes . I often make that nice rice recipe you posted.

  2. Orange cleaner can really be a sort of wonder weapon. I also use it, made with lemons, oranges or grapefruit, depends on what I have on hand. It is important, that you do not use
    it on marble or limestone surfaces as it could damage these. If the water in the region,
    where you live contains high quantities of lime, you can remove those ugly lime spots in
    pans by boiling some water in them with a squeezed out lemon. That will do it.