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Laundry Detergent

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  1. 1 cups - soap flakes
  2. 1/2 cups - washing soda found in laundry aisle
  3. 1/2 cups - Borax
  4. 6 drops - Eucalyptus, Lemon, or Purify essential oil


Mix ingredients together and store in a glass container (labeled clearly). Use 1 tablespoon per load (2 for heavily soiled laundry); wash in warm or cold water.

This standard recipe can be adjusted for soft water by using 1 cup soap flakes, 1/4 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup borax. For hard water, use 1 cup soap flakes, 1 cup washing soda, and 1 cup borax.

Essential oils enhance the cleanliness of laundry. They kill tiny dust mites which live in bedding and feed off dead skin cells that we constantly shed.


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