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Quick and Easy Homemade Household Cleaners

Whip up homemade household cleaners with five simple ingredients.
By Beth Swanson
April/May 2012
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Lemons, table salt, distilled white vinegar, tea tree essential oil and baking soda can help you tackle your housekeeping.
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