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Homemade Lye Soap
6lb. fat melted
2-1/2 pt. hot water
1 can lye

Dissolve lye in water, let cool, pour lye solution in a slow stream into the melted fat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until cool, let set overnight, cut into desired shapes and store.

Window Cleaner
1/2c ammonia
2tbsp. cornstarch
1/2c white vinegar

Add to bucket of warm water. Wash windows.

Pesticide for House Plants
1 tbsp. dishwashing detergent
1c vegetable oil

Mix solution in airtight container. When ready to use add 2-1/2 tsp of solution to 1 cup of water. Spray on plants coverall surfaces.


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