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Making Your Own Cleaning Products
We live in a messy world (especially for those who have kids!) so if you really want to go natural around the house, here is a list of ingredients that you may wish to consider having on your regular shopping list:
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You will soon realise just how many different permutations you can use to create cleaning pastes, gels and sprays with these very basic but effective ingredients. And please don't forget the last item on your shopping list and of course, always choose what works best for you!
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1 tsp borax
1/2 tsp washing soda
1 tsp liquid castile soap
essential oils as preferred e.g. 4 drops lemon, 4 drops lavender and 10 drops orange
2 cups of warm water
Add 2 cups of hot / warm water to all other ingredients.
Cover bottle and shake well. Use as needed.
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This recipe is adapted from
crunchybetty.com & becleesjourney.blogspot.co.nz
1 bar of castile soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
Grate the entire bar of soap and then add this to your blender to make finer. Now add 1 cup of washing soda to help combine the ingredients together. Add this mixture to a bowl and then then 1 cup borax and stir thoroughly. Now you are ready to use in your washing machine as you would normally.
Making a laundry liquid from this:
If you want to, you can make this into a dishwashing liquid by boiling up 1.5 litres of water and adding the mixture to that. It should dissolve whilst on the heat and then you can remove.
If you have a 10 litre bucket, fill this with 1 litre of hot water and add mixture. Stir thoroughly. Now add another 3 - 5 litres of hot water and stir through thoroughly. Let this sit for 24 hours and then you can transfer to smaller containers. Use 1/2 - 1 cup per load.
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Sprinkle either baking soda or corn starch directly onto the stain and let sit until it is dry. Then vacuum this powder up.
Make up a mix of vinegar & distilled water into a spray container (50:50) and add a few drops of dishwashing detergent (and an essential oil like tea tree oil) and shake. Now just spray as needed.
For really heavy duty stains, mix together equal portions of 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup borax and 1/4 cup vinegar and then rub this into the stain. Let this sit until its dry and then just vacuum it up. If the stain remains, use the above two methods to continue getting the stain out.