Category Archives: Natural Cleaning

Different Ways I Use Soapberries For A Natural Clean

by Texas Homesteader~

I was thrilled to find a soapberry tree growing in our NE Texas property. I found it far back in a remote pasture. The berries on the tree had already turned yellow in those cool autumn days.

As a matter of fact, it was the yellow orbs that attracted my attention to the three. So I took photos of the tree, leaves, bark and the berries and sent them to my extension agent for proper identification.

She reported back that the tree was a Western Soapberry Tree (or Sapindus saponaria ssp. drummondii) 

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Grandma-Approved Cleaning Techniques For A Cozy Home

by Texas Homesteader ~

So many people just seem to be too busy to keep a tidy house anymore. But can we all learn to clean like grandma did?

I’m nowhere the housekeeper grandma was, but here are a few things we do here on our Homestead that grandma would surely approve of…

Why have we complicated cleaning? Here are a few cleaning techniques at our Homestead that grandma would surely approve of. #TexasHomesteader

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Blood-Stains: Laundry Problems On The Homestead (and maybe your house too!)

by Texas Homesteader
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Working with barbed wire (and pasture plants with thorns) means blood stains are a common laundry stain problem here on the Homestead. Maybe you struggle with it too?

Come see how I’m able to remove blood stains from RancherMan’s shirts.

I've got a secret weapon to battle the laundry monster of BLOOD STAINS on our clothes. See my quick & easy solution. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

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Due to travel and illness we are way behind in on household chores. In trying to get caught up and get all the laundry done we ran out of laundry detergent about halfway through.

But did we stop our work and drive to the store to purchase more? HECK NO!

I make our laundry detergent with just three simple ingredients.

Now remember we live and work on a ranch so we need something that will get out some pretty tough grime on very heavy fabric – denim! This formula works great for us.

3 Ingredient laundry detergent recipe only uses 1-2 tablespoons per typical load. Cheap, easy to make, and effective! #TexasHomesteader

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