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Borax and Vinegar Homemade Laundry Soap
Mixing your own soap powder is easier than you think. This homemade laundry soap it does a really good job on my clothes - removes stains, odors and dirt. I am constantly tinkering with this mixture, trying to find right balance - Loads of cleaning power, while still being non-irritating to sensitive skin and environmentally friendly. While not perfect, really dirty clothes benefit from the surfactants in dishsoap, instead of the pure castile soap and most recipes call for, it is miles better than buying expensive commercial soaps.
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups borax
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dawn dishsoap.
  • or 1/2 cup castile soap
  • 20 drops orange essential oil
Orange *
Recipe Instructions: :Mix the borax and baking soda together in a mixing bowl, and mix the vinegar & dish soap together in a measuring cup. Stir in the liquid a little at a time, the baking soda and vinegar will react and foam up. Add the orange oil last and stir. The texture can best be described as "glop". Use a generous 1/3 cup scoopful per average load.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Green Home :Make your own toxic-free green cleaners using common household ingredients like vinegar combined with the powder of pure essential oils and herbal extracts.
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