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  • 1 cups - soap flakes
  • 1/2 cups - washing soda, found in laundry aisle
  • 1/2 cups - Borax
  • 6 drops - Eucalyptus, Lemon, or Purify essential oil
  • Directions:

    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.

    Brief Description

    Make your own laundry detergent with these 4 simple ingredients.

    Main Ingredient:

    soap flakes

    Category:  Non-food

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min


    Soap flakes can be made by grating your favorite pure vegetable soap with a cheese grater.

    Borax should not be ingested.


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    March 10, 2014

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