Creamy body wash/hand soap/ and even kids shampoo
What you will need:
cup coconut milk (in a can NOT coconut milk drinking
cup Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile Soap (you can use a
different scent like mint which really wakes your bits up in the morning)
drops of Essential Oil (I use tea tree, for antibacterial and antifungal
reasons, but some may prefer Lavender)
tsp. Vegetable Glycerin (this is the secret to suds and
can be a source of additional scents you want to add)
I mix all ingredients together in
a mixing bowl, and then add the glycerin after it has been melted in a cup in
the microwave. It only takes seconds to melt glycerin. Use liquid if you can
find it. Add immediately to mixture and mix well. I then put it into a glass
mason jar and store it in the refrigerator.
I only put a weeks worth of soap into pump bottles in the bathroom and
kitchen, since coconut milk can start to turn if left out for weeks. I make a
triple batch and just refill my bottles as needed. LOVE it! My skin is so soft.
I use it on my children and their hair feels amazing. Enjoy!
Alvin Corn Homemade Glass Cleaner
Kitchen disinfectant cleaner
- 1/4 c. rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 c. white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 c. warm water
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 4 Tablespoons dish detergent
- 1 liter (4 cups) of hot water
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
cup of rubbing alcohol
baking soda on really dirty surfaces and use cleaner to make a scrubbing paste.
Let sit and simply wipe clean. My oven surfaces have never looked cleaner. I
saw hard water stains removed from sink surfaces that store bought products
couldn’t remove. Love this combo.
Multipurpose Bathroom Disinfectant Cleaner
Here’s a good
all-purpose disinfectant that is as easy to use and effective as any commercial
bathroom cleaner but much less expensive.
- 2 teaspoons borax
1. Combine the borax, washing soda, lemon juice, and
vinegar in the spray bottle.
2. Slowly add the hot water, and then vigorously
shake the bottle until the powdered ingredients have dissolved. Shake the
bottle before each use.
3. Spray on tile and ceramic surfaces and wipe with
a damp, clean cloth.
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 2 tablespoons
- 4 tablespoons
- 3 cups very hot
- 1 clean 24-ounce
- 1 cup Borax
Grate laundry bar soap with cheese
grater. Thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes and enjoy the results! Store in
a sealed container
with a small scoop.
Use 1 Tbsp per load (or 2-3 Tbsp
for large or heavily soiled loads). Vinegar can be used as a rinse agent.
There is also a recipe to turn this
into a liquid detergent. Either can be used in a front load washer.
Dishwasher Detergent Recipe
cup washing soda
cup citric acid
cup kosher salt (for scrubbing action)
Use 1 Tbsp per load (you can use a heaping
tablespoon if you feel the need, but we do not).
Each batch yields 24 ounces of detergent. Feel free to double
the batch, or multiply to create any amount you’d like. Allow to sit overnight
open to allow citric acid to dry out a bit to prevent clumping of mixture. Some
recommend just adding it separately to washer and not in detergent to prevent
clumping of mixture. Can also be turned to cubes. That recipe to follow….
oil soap is not only an excellent natural cleaner for wood floors but also for
leather and vinyl furniture, It is a natural degreaser for oil based stains in
laundry and in the kitchen. Read the back panel for all of its uses.
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1 bar laundry bar
(Felthsnap or Dr. Bronners bar soap)
Soda!!!! This stuff is amazing! I use it in place of comet, toilet bowel
cleaner, oven cleaner, hard water stain cleaner, carpet deodorizer, smell
absorber, etc. Buy it in bulk and put it in a container it can be sprinkled
with. I have seen a parmesan cheese container used, but prefer my cute refurbed
cookie container. I keep my cooking baking soda separate from my cleaning.
can see the same ingredients are used in multiple products. I recommend buying
in bulk. I find all items at Wal-Mart or my higher end grocery store. Citric
acid is the only product that needs to be bought online. Be sure that you are
buying basic ingredients. For example, Dr. Bonners has
soap is not the same as Dr. Bronners castile soap. Same for coconut milk in a
can and coconut milk in beverage form. Basically, you are getting a lot more
ingredients than what the recipe calls for.
Fill free to personalize recipes to your liking. Just be careful not to
mix ingredients that may conflict or be dangerous in cleaning products. You may
notice a lot of products not listed above like dryer sheets and lotion. That is
because I decided to stop using these products altogether. Haven’t missed
them at all. Less is more sometimes. I still use store bought toothpaste, deodorant
and adult shampoo, but only natural brands. I recommend Jason’s toothpaste and
deodorant. Please fill free to add any of your favorite homemade recipes.
Here’s a good all-purpose disinfectant that is as easy to use and effective as any commercial bathroom cleaner but much less expensive.