Cleaning Products

Few things have changed here too!

I I no longer use fabric softener. I found out via an allergist that I was allergic to methylisothiazolinone so I've been cutting a lot of unnecessary things out.

Fabric Softener

  • 1 cups of hair conditioner
  • 1.5 cups of distilled white vinegar
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • Mixing utensil
  • Empty bottle of fabric softener
Boil 3 cups of water on the stove
Add the conditioner
Add the vinegar
Start stirring
Let the mixture cool and pour into the empty bottle
Most of the conditioner will dissolve, if not don't worry just shake it well before you use it

New improved 😊
Laundry soap 

  • 3tbs. Blue dawn
  • 3tbs. Washing soda 
  • 3tbs. Dr bronners liquid
I dissolve the above in a cup of hot water, then add it to a gallon jug already filled 3/4 way with water, shake and use! Voila!!

Laundry Soap Liquid
  • 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha soap or Dr. Bronners bar soap
  • 1/2 cup Borax powder
  • 1/2 cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
  • a bucket
  • water
First, grate 1/3 of the soap and put it into a saucepan.
Add 6 cups of water and heat until the soap melts.
Add the washing soda and borax, stirring until it is dissolved.
Pour 4 cups hot tap water into your bucket.
Add your soap mixture and stir it together.
Add another 22 cups of water and stir to combine.
Let the soap cool and set up for about 12-24 hours. The finished product jells up. It won't have a normal consistency. Part of it will be like jello and part will remain liquid. It's all the same thing and dissolves in the laundry tub. No need to try and break it up.
Each load takes about 1/2 cup of laundry soap.
And to let you know the purpose of each ingredient....
Borax cleans, deodorizes, disinfects and softens the water.
Washing soda cuts grease and neutralizes odors.
Fels Naptha/Dr. Bronners is a stain remover.

Dishwasher Detergent
  • Equal parts of
  • Borax
  • Baking Soda
and sometimes I add half the amount of powdered dishwasher detergent
You can also add white vinegar to the rinse agent compartment

Laundry Soap (I only use the liquid one now!)

  • 1 cup Washing Soda
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1 bar Ivory Soap

grate soap with a cheese grater and then food process it

Use 1-2 tablespoon for small loads, 3-4 tablespoons for large loads.
(more or less depending on your water quality) 


Diaper Detergent

  • 1 cup Washing Soda
  • 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
  • 1 cup Oxyclean Free or Dollar Store's Oxygen Sun

Combine all ingredients.

use 2 tablespoons for a small load, 1/4 cup for a large load.

Wipes Solutions for Cloth Wipes for Baby Bottoms
I make this in a sport disposable water bottle and squirt it in the wipes

  • 1 tsp Dr. Bronners Soap ( I use peppermint or lavendar, tea tree didn't work so well) or Baby Soap
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • 1 tsp baby oil
Fill with water

Household Cleaner
used in a Spray bottle

  • 2 tsp Dr. Bronners Soap
  • 1/2 c. white vinegar (sometimes I omit this and add a few drops of tea tree oil)
  • Water
Face Scrub (I usually use baking soda or Dr. Bronners)
  • 1c Ground Oatmeal
  • 2c Kaolin Clay
  • 1/4c ground almonds or poppy seeds
  • 1/8c dried lavender, roses, comfry or chamomile

Sea Salt Scrub
  • 2c unbleaches sea salt
  • 2T dries chopped orange peel
  • 3 drops essential oil (ginger - bactericide)
  • 2 drops essential oil (cedarwood - heals dermatitis)