Monday, May 05, 2008

my laundry soap

this is my recipe...
in a 4 litre pail i add 1c borax, 1c baking soda, 1c castille soap 1/4 tsp tea tree oil and the rest is water. i use 1/2 c per wash and add a few tbsp of vinegar in the fabric softener compartment of my front loader.
i sometimes add a few drops of essential oils - usually grapefruit, sometimes sweet orange or lavender.
takes no time to make it and i give it a quick stir before each use - and obviously no extra stuff in it . oh not only is it gentle environmentally but it is inexpensive to make...
2kg borax at natural food store = 7.99
green baking soda about 1.20 for 1kg
1l of castile soap = 5.29
60ml tea tree oil about 10$
if the clothes are badly stained i wet the stained spots and rub in baking soda before putting them in the wash

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