RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE NATURAL GREEN TOXIN FREE
This recipe uses natural solid soap bars as a base. This type of soap can be made using the usual saponification methods, or purchased from a natural products supply store in bulk. It is important that you start with solid soap that DOES NOT CONTAIN PERFUME. Use a soap that has been made with vegetable oils as opposed to animal fats. Organic oils are best of course because a plant grown using toxic chemicals will store those harmful molecules in the fat cells where the oil comes from. Organic coconut oil works really well.
CLICK HERE TO BUY NATURAL SOLID SOAP
Once you have your natural solid soap, it can be grated and mixed with washing soda, baking soda and borax to make a Powdered Laundry Soap.
Recipe for Powdered Organic Laundry Soap
12 cups Mule Team Borax
8 cups Washing Soda
8 Cups Grated Bar Soap
Store in an Air Tight Container.
USE 1/8 cup of this powdered mixture in each load,
adding it to the water & mixing a bit before adding laundry.
Alternatively, a Liquid Laundry Soap can be made by melting the grated solid soap in a sauce pan, over medium low heat until soap is completely melted.
Recipe For Organic Liquid Laundry Soap
1 quart Water (boiling)
2 cups Bar soap (grated)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
Add grated natural bar soap to boiling water, reduce to medium heat and keep stirring until all the soap bits are liquified.
Pour the liquid into a large clean bucket.
Add the Borax & Washing Soda & stir until all the powder is dissolved.
Add 2 gallons of warm water and stir until very well mixed.
Store in bottles and stir before each use as it will gel a little between uses.
Use 1/4 cup of liquid laundry soap/load
At this point, there are a number of different natural products that can be added to your liquid soap. Essential Oils that disinfect, freshen & deodorize can be added to the oil of your basic soap recipe or added to each wash load as needed.
SEE LIST of Natural Additives BELOW
Once you have made your laundry soap, you can add some other natural laundry cleaning products to your wash load before the clothes go in.
Baking Soda - available in the baking section of any grocery store, Baking Soda is a safe natural product that will soften your water to make your soap work better as well as a natural deodorizer
Essential Oils - available at natural food stores, these are extracts of beneficial plants. They have a variety of properties which are listed below.
Tea Tree Oil - disinfecting
Clove Oil - deodorizing
Lavender - calming & freshening without allergic reactions
Rosemary - freshening and deodorizing
Cinnamon - anti fungal, anti bacterial
Citrus Oils - lemon or orange, disinfects & deodorizes
RECIPES FOR HOME MADE TOXIN FREE CLEANING PRODUCTS ...GO
ORGANIC PET NEWS - DO OUR PETS NEED GREEN PRODUCTS TOO? VIEW