Homemade Cleaning Products
Homemade cleaning products are cheaper than store bought products and better for your home and the environment.
3/4 gallon Water
1/2 pound Whiting
1 pound Tripoli
1/2 pound Silica
3 ounces Oxalic Acid
PROCESS: Mix well in a 10 quart pail. Cleans all metals, prevents rust. Put in coloring, if desired (use water soluble acid proof color).
NOTE: The oxalic acid renders this poisonous. If desired non-poisonous, substitute Citric Acid for the oxalic. Use finest powdered tripoli and powdered silica if possible to avoid scratching of surface being polished.
HOLDRIGHT LIQUID CEMENT
This is simply AIRPLANE DOPE. You can obtain this from firms selling materials for making model airplanes. You can put this up in bottles and sell clear or you can add aluminum powder to
make the cement look like solder. This is waterproof. NOTE: Be careful around fire with this.
4 quarts Water
1 box Borax Soap Chips
1 box Lux
1 pint Corn Meal
Mix well. Use as a paste hand cleaner.
2 pounds Whiting
2 ounces Oleic Acid
1 gallon Gasoline (untreated or use Benzine)
Soak cloths, wring out, let dry. Use cutting flannel for clothes. Do not use gasoline containing lead. This cloth is for silverware and other metal surfaces.
EYE-GLASS CLEANER, POLISH AND STEAM PREVENTATIVE COMBINED Cleans and polishes eyeglasses and acts as a steam preventative.
Castile Soap . . . . . . . . . 1/4 bar
Glycerine. . . . . . . . . . . 1 tablespoonful
Oil of Sassafras . . . . . . . 1/2 teaspoonful
PROCESS: Cut the Castile Soap into small pieces and add enough water to cover the soap, then boil over a slow fire, stirring until thoroughly dissolved and without lumps of any kind appearing in the mixture, so that it becomes perfectly smooth and of even texture. Now add the tablespoonful of Glycerine and half a teaspoonful of Oil of Sassafras, stir again thoroughly and it is ready for use.
PACKING: Put up in one-fourth ounce tubes to sell for 50 cents retail. You may put it up in little jars if you desire. Perhaps the jars would be easier.
LABEL: (Your name on it) Eye-Glass Cleaner and Polish. Helps prevent steaming. DIRECTIONS: To use, apply with finger tips to both sides of glass and polish at once with a clean dry cloth
until glass is clear. Repeat on other side. Good for camera lenses too. Wipe dry before applying the preparation.
TO DEMONSTRATE: Wipe the eyeglasses as directed, apply the compound and then breathe on the glass. It will not steam and glasses will be as clear as crystal.
SUPPLY SOURCES: The Castile Soap, Glycerine and Oil of Sassafras may be had from wholesale druggists.
TUBES from: Celluplastics Inc. Sub., Brockway Glass Co.,McCullough St., Brockway, PA 15824
JARS: These may be easier to pack in and we suggest 1/2 ounce or 1 ounce size. May be had from wholesale druggists or for larger lots try Brockway Glass Co., address above.
TUBE FILLING AND CLOSING MACHINE from: Arthur Colton Co., 3400 E. Lafayette, Detroit, Michigan.
NOTE: The right quantity of water to use in "Mysto" Eyeglass Cleaner will have to be determined from experience - so make your first few batches small ones. Too much water will cause the product to be watery in tubes or jars. On the other hand, if it is too stiff it will take too much rubbing to polish the glass. Just enough water should be used to make a jelly form of product that is soft but not watery. The amount of water needed varies with the grade of soap used.