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Boiling

Posted on February 28, 2011 by P M

When boiling veggies, lentils or dried peas, add a few drops of coconut oil. This reduces cooking time ...

Fat

Posted on February 23, 2011 by P M

Treat the stain the same way with a soft cloth and eucalyptus oil, but finish the job with ...

Curry

Posted on February 23, 2011 by P M

Pour eucalyptus oil onto a soft cloth and rub vigorously over the stain. Glycerine may also be used.

Chrome

Posted on February 21, 2011 by P M

To clean and keep your chrome in the home sparkling, wipe with a soft cloth dipped in undiluted ...

Porcelain

Posted on February 21, 2011 by P M

To clean porcelain, rub with cream of tartar sprinkled on a damp cloth.

All purpose cleaner

Posted on February 21, 2011 by P M

Mix vinegar and salt together for an effective general purpose cleaner. Vinegar can be used to remove pricetags ...

Chewing gum

Posted on February 20, 2011 by P M

Use eucalyptus to remove stubborn chewing gum. Put ice in a plastic bag. Rub over the chewing gum ...

Smelly fridge

Posted on February 17, 2011 by P M

Empty the fridge first and then put in a baking tray lined with charcoal briquettes (unused ones). Close ...

Fridge door-seal

Posted on February 17, 2011 by P M

There is nothing to beat that old toothbrush for getting into the cracks of a fridge door-seal and ...

Fridge cleaner

Posted on February 17, 2011 by P M

Grapefruit juice mixed with salt makes a super duper fridge cleaner. It cuts through any grease and grime ...

Firestarter

Posted on February 14, 2011 by P M

Orange peels have a lot of flammable oil in them, so dried peels are great to use as ...

Garbage bags

Posted on February 14, 2011 by P M

Put some orange peels in the bottom of your garbage bags before you use them. This helps deodorise ...

Zest

Posted on February 14, 2011 by P M

Grating the orange peel’s top layer creates ‘zest’. This has a strong tangy orange flavour and can be ...

Stainless Steel

Posted on February 11, 2011 by P M

To get the shine back in your stainless steel cutlery and kitchen utensils, put a few drops of ...

Bathroom Stains

Posted on February 10, 2011 by P M

Marks which won’t budge off bathroom tiles plus the limescale around taps and on soapdishes will be left ...

Leather

Posted on February 10, 2011 by P M

Baby oil cleans and “feeds” all leather goods like armchairs, handbags and leather jackets.

Bubble Gum

Posted on February 7, 2011 by P M

How often do our children manage to get bubble or chewing gum in their hair?Spread peanut butter over ...

Wood Burns

Posted on February 7, 2011 by P M

Cigarette or candle burns on wooden tables? Use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda made into a ...

Jewellery

Posted on February 7, 2011 by P M

This honestly works! To get marks off your jewellery, soak in tomato sauce overnight and then rinse in ...

Salt

Posted on February 2, 2011 by P M

Sprinkle a little salt in your pan before cooking with oil. This helps prevent the oil from splattering.

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