Posted on Jul 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Rosemary Powdered Laundry Soap Recipe

• 1 cup washing soda
• 1 cup borax*
• 2 cups grated castile bar soap
• 50 drops rosemary essential oil

1. Mix washing soda, borax and soap grounds (see note) in large bowl.

2. Add rosemary essential oil and mix well.

3. Store in a large airtight container.

To use, add 1⁄8 to 1⁄4 cup per load.

Note: Grate bar soap or cut coarsely, then grind in food processor until fine.

*Borax washes completely out of clothes and is safe to use on laundry. However, borax can be irritating when inhaled and may be a potential endocrine disruptor, particularly in males, so keep male children away from it. If this is a particular concern to you, simply replace the borax with a second cup of washing soda or a cup of baking soda.

Lemon-Fresh Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe

• 1 bar castile soap, grated
• 8 cups water
• 5-gallon bucket with lid
• 4-1⁄2 gallons hot tap water
• 1 cup washing soda
• 1 cup borax*
• 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon essential oil

1. In a saucepan over low heat, mix soap (see note) and 8 cups of water, gradually heating and stirring until soap is dissolved.

2. Fill 5-gallon bucket about 3/4 full of hot tap water.

3. Add soap mixture, washing soda and borax.

4. Add lemon essential oil and mix well. Cover, and leave overnight.

5. Transfer into smaller containers if desired.

To use, add 1/2 cup to 1 cup per load.

Note: Grate bar soap or cut coarsely, then grind in food processor until fine.

*Borax washes completely out of clothes and is safe to use on laundry. However, borax can be irritating when inhaled and may be a potential endocrine disruptor, particularly in males, so keep male children away from it. If this is a particular concern to you, simply replace the borax with a second cup of washing soda or a cup of baking soda.

 

 

 

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