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Fabric Softener

By December 18, 2020 No Comments
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1/2 cup washing soda
  • 1 laundry soap bar (Castile, Fels Naptha, Zote, Sunlight, Vetiver)
  • 50 drops essential oils
  • 18 litres water
  1. Add 10 litres of water to your bucket, stir in washing soda and borax.
  2. Shred soap bar with a cheese grater.
  3. Melt soap shreds in 1 cup of water over medium heat. Stir often.
  4. Add melted soap to a standard size bucket and stir well.
  5. Add essential oils of choice.
  6. Add remaining water
  7. Let sit overnight and then shake well.

NB: Shake well before each use. Funnel liquid into a large container. Use 1/4 cup per load.

Easy Fabric Softener

  • 2 litres white vinegar
  • 15 – 20 drops essential oil(citrus oils for a pick-me-up, peppermint for an invigorating minty scent or lavender for a relaxing scent or sensitive skin)
  1. Shake well before each use and add during the start of the rinse cycle.

Top-Loading Washers

  1. Use a ½ cup for small or average loads and ⅔ cup for large loads.

Front loading Washers

  1. Use ¼ cup for small or average loads and ⅓ cup for large loads.

Dryer Sheets

  1. Cut some cotton cloth like old t shirts into small 5-inch squares. Add 3-5 drops of essential oil to your cloth and throw it into the dryer with your laundry. You can use these cotton dryer sheets for 2 or 3 loads, each time adding 3 more drops of your favourite essential oil. Wash the cloth after a few uses and experiment with a new fragrance.

Note: These homemade dryer sheets do not soften laundry they are mainly for adding scent and reducing static. To soften clothes, use a homemade fabric softener recipe.

  • A ball of aluminium foil in the dryer does wonders for decreasing static! It turns into a nice smooth ball and can be left in the dryer for many loads.

Bathroom Cleaner

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp castile soap
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 30 drops tea tree oil
  • 20 drops orange oil
  • Spray bottle 16 ounce

Carpet Cleaning Solution

You can make a homemade carpet cleaning solution if you are using a carpet cleaning machine.

  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon castile soap
  • 10 drops lavender essential oils (optional)
  • warm water
  1. Add the ingredients (everything but the water) to the bottom of the carpet cleaner.
  2. Top off with warm water.
  3. Use as directed.

NOTES: It is always suggested to test a small area of carpet before doing a large area. I suggest doing this in a corner or in a closet, if possible.

Toothpaste

  • 1 drop castile liquid soap
  • 1 drop peppermint oil
  • Dollop coconut oil
  • A dropper

Add these onto your toothbrush directly using a dropper and brush teeth as normal

Simple Hand Sanitiser Gel

  • ¼ cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 20 drops Essential oil
  • Pump bottle
  1. Store it in a dark glass container.
  2. For essential oil, you may choose lavender, geranium, rosemary or tea-tree. They are anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-microbial.

To make a spray version, don’t add aloe vera – just witch hazel, distilled water and essential oil.

Hand Sanitiser Gel

  1. Add all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir them together until everything is well combined.
  2. Using a small funnel, transfer the mixture into an empty container. You can save an old hand sanitizer gel container or buy empty ones on amazon.

Hand Sanitizer Spray

  • 2 tablespoon witch hazel(more gentle) or rubbing alcohol (60% or above)
  • 15 drops DoTerra On guard essential oil blend or 3 drops each of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary.
  • 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil (optional)
  • 2-ounce glass spray bottle
  1. Add all the ingredients to the spray bottle.
  2. Top off with water.
  3. Shake well before each use.
  4. Spray on hands and rub together. Or spray on a surface and wipe.

Detoxifying Foot Bath Recipe

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil (fractionated coconut, sweet almond, olive, grapeseed or jojoba oil)
  • 10-15 drops essential oil
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  3. Pour into 2 gallons of warm water.

You can soak feet in the bathtub or by using a small tub or container just large enough for your feet. Fill the tub with very warm water and add 1/2 cup of detoxifying foot bath to the water. Stir to mix. Soak feet for 20-30 minutes, pat dry and apply moisturiser.

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