Homemade Fabric Softener, Marble Cleaner, Copper Cleaners and more

At any given time I have about 50 cookbook, 50 cooking magazines, 9 hand written notebooks, 3 binders and a couple recipe boxes out... but wouldn't you know that the 1 cookbook in particular that I wanted today must be packed away in a box in storage. (Oh what I wouldn't give for more room in this kitchen!) So off I went to search the storage room for it and although I never found it (I seem to recall possibly letting a friend borrow it now that I think about it...) I did find a piece of paper that made me smile and I decided to add it to my blog.

On a single piece of notebook paper, ripped out of a long forgotten notebook (the frayed edges still on the left hand side) I have handwritten 6 recipes in pen. I seem to recall copying them down in a far away and long forgotten memory and if it serves me correctly it would have been around 1995 or 1996.

Here is exactly what I had written down;

Fabric Softener

1 c glycerin
1 gallon water
essential oils to scent

Add 1/2 c to wash rinse cycle



2 T ammonia
1 t dish soap
1 pint rubbing alcohol
1 gallon water

Spray bottle.


Marble Cleaner

1/2 c vinegar
1/4 c baking soda
1 c ammonia
1 gallon hot water

Use sponge to wash. Rinse Dry.


Ceiling Patch

Elmers Glue
Baking Soda

Make paste. Patch crack.


Baking Powder

2 parts cream of tartar
1 part baking soda
1 part cornstarch


Copper Cleaner

Rub with ketchup or worcestershire sauce. Rinse.

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