As I learn more and more about chemicals, I am experimenting slowly with making my own non-toxic products for home cleaning and for my skin care. I've been using coconut oil since learning about it at Sanoviv five years ago, and how healthy it is both internally and externally.
Then, about a year and a half ago, I learned about Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, and how thebenefits go beyond just nice smelling flowery water. They actually do heal. I saw this power first hand with second degree burns on my husband's feet. I thought he would get a massive infection since he tried puncturing the blisters with something that he could not sterilize. In less than 24 hours, it was healed enough to put off a trip to the E.R.
So yesterday, I decided to make home made laundry detergent. So you can see from the picture what I used.
* Borax (1/2 cup)
* Washing soda (1/2 cup)
* A bar of soap, grated, like Fels Naptha, but I can't remember what this bar actually is that I had on hand.
* Essential oil (Eucalyptus, 10 drops. I like it strong!)
Mix all ingredients together, and store in a glass jar. Use 1 or 2 Tablespoons per load. For cold water, dissolve detergent in a small glass of hot water first, then add to washer.
Borax - Also known as sodium borate decahydrate; sodium pyroborate; birax; sodium tetraborate decahydrate; sodium biborate. Dicovered over 4000 years ago, is a laundry booster