Monday, July 30, 2012

Tub/Shower Cleaner - Homemade & Natural!


So, have you heard about the Dawn/vinegar mixture that everybody's talking about to clean your tub and shower?  Apparently, the mixture is supposed to really clean the gunk off of your tubs.  Well, I didn't want to spend the money on Dawn and I got to thinking.........why not try my homemade dishwashing liquid instead of using Dawn?!   I reached for my trusty vinegar and filled a spray bottle to the half and then grabbed my Homemade Dishwashing Liquid to fill the bottle the rest of the way. 

Luckily, I knew someone who had a particularly dirty tub (no names will be mentioned!).  I sprayed the solution on the tub and waited just a few minutes, then wiped away the gunk!  Amazing!  No scrubbing, no bleach, no icky chemicals!  I was so excited I cleaned every bathroom!  The showers had some very stubborn hard water stains that came clean and even the glass shower doors were left sparkling!

Instructions to make you very own Homemade & Natural Tub/Shower Cleaner:

Next fill a spray bottle to the half with white distilled vinegar.
Then finish filled the spray bottle with homemade dishwashing liquid.

To use, just spray on tub or shower, wait a few minutes, wipe clean!



WOW! See the difference!!!       

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Grandma Bea's New Products!

Just thought I'd share Grandma Bea's new line of products with everyone!  I'm very excited to be offering aromatherapy mists and balms!  These items serve two purposes - aromatherapy as well as perfumes and body sprays! 

All of my products and descriptions are listed on Grandma Bea's facebook page and on the Grandma Bea's Online Etsy Shop

Here's a little peek at what's new!

RE.LIEF, the all-natural remedy for athlete's feet, toenail fungus, cracked heels and aching feet. Made with a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils to prevent and treat athlete's feet and toenail fungus. The same formula used in Healing Hands is also in the foot balm and is the secret to soothing rough, cracked heels.

RE.FRESH, Just spritz a little of this all-natural spray on the back of your neck when you feel a hot flash coming on and feel instantly refreshed! Do you suffer with hot flashes during the night? Apply RE.FRESH balm to your wrists and back of your neck and mist your pillow before going to sleep to stay comfortable through the night. Carry the balm and the 4oz mist with you throughout the day to ensure relief from hot flashes at any time.
RE.LEASE, the natural way to relieve stress, ease anxiety and realease tension. Lavender and rosemary essential oils are used to create this purifying and balancing formula. The Mist is of benefit by using as a body spray or as a room spray. Also available is the balm, a solid with high concentration of the essential oils, that provides "release" when applied to the wrists and pulse points. And of course, the salts and scrubs are the perfect spa treatment.
RE.VITALIZE, spritz in the air or splash on the body to invigorate your senses! Orange, Lemon and Eucalyptus blended together to uplift and revitalize your spirit! The body scrub and bath salts are the natural solution for tired feet and fatigue. Carry the balm with you for a quick "pick-me-up" throughout the day, just apply to the wrists and pulse points and let the essential oils do their thing.
RE.LAX, exactly what it's name says. Lavender essential oil offers the benefit of soothing relaxation. In addition, lavender aids in sleep, pain relief, promotes a calming feeling. Aromatherapy Mist, for the body or mist in the air. Salts and scrubs, for the spa treatment. Balm, apply to wrists and pulse points to keep the benefits lingering.
RE.MEMBER, made with the oils of the Ylang Ylang flower - known for it's exotic, aphrodisiac aroma. Enhance love and romance by misting in the air and using as a body spray. Create an "at home" spay with the bath salts and body scrub. Apply the balm to wrists and pulse points and wear as a perfume. 
RE.WIND, made with Jasmine essential oil, RE.WIND calms and relaxes with a warm, romantic, floral fragrance. Lovely as a body spray and perfume, with the added benefit of promoting relaxation.

Homemade & All-Natural Dishwashing Liquid!

Looking for an alternative to the harsh dishwashing liquids found in the stores?  Here's an easy and safe recipe to make your very own all-natural dishwashing liquid!


1-2 Tablespoons vegetable glycerin
2 Tablespoons white distilled vinegar
1 cup grated castile soap or any other all-natural soap
1 1/2 quarts water
5-10 drops lemon essential oils (optional)

Grate the bar of soap to get enough to fill 1 cup.  (about 1/2 bar)
Pour 1 1/2 quarts water in pot and add grated soap, glycerin and vinegar.

Heat until soap is dissolved, stirring occassionally. 

Let cool until mixture reaches room temperature. 
Add essential oils if desired.
Mix with stick blender.

Pour into containers and get ready to wash some dishes!
This homemade soap will not produce the suds like the store-bought detergents. Just remember, it's not the bubbles that do the cleaning!

(This post has been linked to Consider the Lilies: Homemaking Link-Up)
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Monday, July 16, 2012

FREE Zebra Pen at Staples!

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Print $2/1 Zebra Pen coupon and then take it to Staples for some FREE pens!

Buy 2 packs of Zebra Pens $1 each
Use $2/1 printable coupon
Final Price:  FREE!!!

FREE Sample Green Mountain Coffee!

Photo: Now's your chance to try our delicious, new Hazelnut Iced Coffee! Claim a free sampler pack here, while supplies last:

Become a fan of Green Mountain Coffee on Facebook and click on Hazelnut Coffee to request your free sample!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

FREE Sample Woolite Extra Dark Care Detergent!


Go HERE to request a FREE sample of Woolite Extra Dark Care Detergent!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

FREE Kid's Haircuts at JCPenney!

FREE haircuts for the kids!  JCPenney's is offering free haircuts for kids (K-6th) the month of August!   Hurry and make your appointment!

Walgreen's Deal - Suave Body Wash!

Here's a deal to grab some Suave body wash for just .67 each at Walgreens this month!

Suave Body Wash $2
Get a $2 Register Reward wyb 3
Buy 3
Use 2 - .75/1 printable Suave Body Wash coupon (limit 2 per transaction)
Use 1 - .50/1 printable Suave Body Wash coupon
Final Price:  .67

Friday, July 13, 2012

FREE Sample Honey Nut Cheerios!

Honey Nut Cheerios

Go HERE to request a FREE sample of Honey Nut Cheerios!

FREE Paris Body Lotion!

Get your FREE 2oz bottle of Paris Body Lotion from Bath & Body Works until July 15!  This is a Facebook offer and you just claim the "free offer" on their Facebook Page and they will send you an email, print it out and take it to your local store to get your FREE lotion. No purchase necessary.

$1/2 Milky Way Coupon!

MILKY WAY® Brand Singles Bars

Need a chocolate fix?  HERE's a printable $1/2 Milky Way coupon!   If you have enough will-power, hang on to this coupon until there's a sale and you just might be able to get some free candy bars!

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent!

Looking for an economical and safe substitute to store-bought dishwasher detergents?  This recipe only has 4 ingredients and is super easy to make! And it's all-natural!  Total cost is about $1.10 for 40 ounces.  Only need to use 1-2 tablespoons per load,  that's 3 cents per load!  Another bonus is the small container, saves on shelf space as well as money. Just think, one batch will last over a month!


1 cup super washing soda (yellow box in picture)
1 cup Borax (white box in pic)
1/2 cup kosher salt (navy box in pic)
10 drops lemongrass essential oil

Mix washing soda, Borax, and kosher salt together.  Add lemongrass drops, whisk to blend.
Use 1-2 Tbsp per load in dishwasher.
(For best results, I would recommend using apple cider vinegar as a rinse agent.)

Okay, so you're not the DIY kinda girl? No worries!  Grandma Bea's will make it for you!  Choose from the 16oz (30 loads) for $2.50 or the 32oz (60 loads) for $5.

Cottonelle Coupon & Walgreens Deal!

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Go HERE to print a $1/1 Cottonelle coupon!  Then head on over to Walgreens to grab this deal on toilet tissue!

Cottonelle 12pk $5
Use $1/1 printable Cottonelle coupon
Use $1/1 coupon Walgreens July Coupon Book
Final Price:  $3

Let's Try This Again!

Surprise!  Yes, I'm back!  After a long (and much needed) break in posting, I've decided to resume regular posting to Deb's Delights.  I have to admit I've missed blogging! A lot of things of have changed in my life in the past several months, but my passion for saving money and sharing how to is not one of those changes! 

Probably the biggest change in my life is a new little business venture called "Grandma Bea's".  I started marketing the all-natural products that I enjoy making for my family.  I'm happy to say that business is good, time-consuming, but good.  Because of the time I'm devoting to "Grandma Bea's", I've also made another big change, I resigned from my full-time nursing job!  Yes, I'm now a SAHM! This is a huge adjustment for our family. Our household income is now almost cut in half. But no worries here!  Because of our frugal ways, we are doing just fine.  Actually, this situation has made me even more determined to find ways to save money! 

I'm looking forward to reviving this little blog and can't wait to see what other changes are in store! Follow along as our family embarks on this new journey!

Delightfully yours,

Please come visit!  Grandma Bea's Online Etsy Shop  and "like"  Grandma Bea's Facebook Page