Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DIY Laundry Soap and All Purpose Spray

 While I was in Mesa helping Shara with her new baby we made some Laundry Soap and All Purpose Spray.  It's super easy to make, lasts much longer, uses less and less expensive than store bought. 
(This was all found on the same shelf at Walmart in the laundry soap section)
1 - 4 lb. 12 oz. box Borax Powder
1 - 4 lb. box Baking Soda
1 - 3 lb. 7 oz. (55 oz.) Arm and Hammer Superwashing Soda
3 Bars Fels-naptha Soap (grated)
2 containers oxi-clean (or store brand) 3 1/2 lbs. total)
Optional: 1 bottle Downey Unstoppables (for added scent)
Mix altogether in bucket or large bowl
Use 2-3 TBS. per load - put in bottom of tub before adding laundry
(I use the scoop from the oxi-clean)

All-Purpose Spray (from Dr. OZ)
(Make this before the laundry soap to use the Borax powder)
2 c. water
1 TBS. Borax Powder
3 TBS. vinegar
1 TBS. dishsoap
essential oils for scent:
(10 drops tangerine, 3 drops peppermint)
(10 drops tangerine, 3-5 drops lemon)
(FYI - lemon doesn't smell good by itself!)

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