Homemade Household Products from Under the Kitchen Sink

Make homemade household products, such as paint stripper, insect repellent, tar remover and whitewash, using ingredients that you can likely find under your kitchen sink.

In "The Country Almanac for Housekeeping Techniques," Richard Freudenberger and the editors of "BackHome Magazine" have collected hundreds of formulas for effective cleaning, gardening and home maintenance — as well as ways our ancestors saved on heating bills, prevented costly repairs and maintained a cozy, charming home with little besides ingenuity.
Cover courtesy Fair Winds Press, 2012