Laundry Soap

I make my own laundry soap. My sister-in-law, from Colorado, sent me the recipe and it actually costs only cents per load. I haven't calculated it exactly, but it cleans...

Started by Sonya on 02/26/2009 in Money Saving Tips

Last update on 03/17/2009 by Megan


How to Quench Your Hair

For dry hair, try this: 1/4 cup distilled water 1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - your favorite scent 1/4 cup aloe vera gel 1 teaspoon glycerin 1/4...

Started by Katherine on 03/24/2012 in Informed Moms

Last update on 03/29/2012 by Katherine


How to make your own shampoo

For normal hair, or as a base to add your own scents, use 1/4 cup distilled water 1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - I use unscented, but you can choose your favorite 1/2...

Started by Katherine on 03/25/2012 in Money Saving Tips

Last update on 03/31/2012 by Kee


handwashing??? urgent!

grrr our super old, crappy washing machine died today while doing the first pre-rinse on diaper washing day. hopefully we can get a new machine within the week but we aren't...


Make your own GREEN cleaners

You can actually MAKE your own green household cleaners: 1 Use baking soda to scrub like any scouring powder. Unlike traditional scouring powders, baking soda doesn't scratch...

Started by Katherine on 11/15/2010 in Money Saving Tips

Last update on 11/19/2010 by Heather


Laundry Detergent..

One way that we save money in our house, is that we make our own laundry detergent. We make enough to last us approx. 6 months and it costs less to make than buying one bottle...

Started by Nicolle on 02/25/2009 in Money Saving Tips

Last update on 02/26/2009 by Micah


Dugger family recipe's

NEW! ~ Grandpa Duggar's Favorite Banana Cake 1 box yellow cake mix 2 boxes vanilla pudding mix 5 bananas Prepare cake mix & pudding as directed on boxes. After baking cake,...


Cloth wipe solution?

I want to switch to cloth wipes, but need a good HOME-MADE wipe solution. I don't want to buy any since the whole purpose is to go cheaper! I tried plain water and it DID NOT...


Tea Tree Oil

Hey there. I've seen some of you say you use a little tea tree oil in the wash as an anti-bacterial. How much do you recommend? Thanks!


Dry Skin

My daughter is 12 weeks old, and in the past week she has gotten super dry skin all over! As soon as it started, we cut her baths down to ever few days, short, and no soap...

Started by Heather on 06/16/2010 in Money Saving Tips

Last update on 07/03/2010 by Ariz


Frugal idea exchange

Hi everyone! I am fairly new to being frugal and would really like to get some ideas. I already do some of the basics like coupons, shopping at thrift stores, things like that....

Started by Sarah on 03/10/2009 in Money Saving Tips

Last update on 03/21/2009 by Christian


Bad Ezcema!! Help!!

my son is 8 months old and has a bad case of ezcema. The doctors here has given us a cream that only mad it worse and we have spend alot of money trying to find lotions that we...


Can't stop the rashes!!

My daughter is 15 months old and has been cloth diapered since birth. She has gotten a diaper rash from the cloth diapers from the get go. These are BAD rashes with raw skin...



My son is 4 and 1/2 months, and just recently I noticed a few dry rough patches of skin on his upper thighs. They are not red and don't seem to bother him. Is this eczema or...


Anyone else use cloth baby wipes?

I went to the store about 2 months ago and got a big box of baby wipes, not much later I was having to go back for more. That's a lot of money! So, I started using cloth wipes...