I’m sure you are all familiar with the homemade laundry soaps, many are making.
I made a version of these, using these products, I later substituted Castile Soap for the Fels-Naptha, as I didn’t like the scent. I just found this version that uses Lemon essential oil. This should smell wonderful.
1/2 Cup of Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
1 Bar lavender Castile Soap (grated about 1 cup)
1/4 Cup baking soda
15 drops of lemon essential oil
Wearing gloves, add washing soda, borax, grated soap and oil to lidded container. Cover and shake well. Use 3 TBSP. per load, slightly more for very soiled clothes.
This is HE-friendly.
And here’s an Automatic Dishwashing Detergent;
2 Cups of Washing Soda
2 Cups of Borax
25 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
Wearing gloves, mix washing soda, borax and oil in a bowl. Transfer to plastic container. Use 2 TBSP. per load. I also use vinegar in the rinse cycle to prevent spots. Works great.
3 Cups Water
2 TBSL. Rubbing Alcohol
1/4 Cup Distilled Vinegar
5 drops of Lavender oil (optional)
1/2 TBSP. liquid Castile Soap
Mix all ingredients and pour into spray bottle. I make my own version which has just water and vinegar but I did like this for some of the more difficult dirty glass.
Source: ‘All You’ Magazine