Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

EASY DISH SOAP

2 TB OF BORAX

2 TB OF WASHING SODA

1 C. DISTILLED WATER

3/4 C. OF SAL SUDS (  I BUY THIS ON AMAZON)

15-20 DROPS OF PEPPERMINT OIL AND TEA TREE OIL

OPTIONAL:

1/2 TB OF GLYCERIN AND 1/2 TB OF NOURISHING OILS SUCH AS JOJOBA, ALMOND, ETC.

HEAT THE WATER TILL IT BOILS, THEN TURN OFF AND ADD THE WASHING SODA AND BORAX, STIR TO DISSOLVE.  LET IT COOL 5 MIN.  ADD THE SAL SUDS AND ESSENTIAL OIL INTO THE WATER MIXTURE.  WHISK VIGOROUSLY AND POUR INTO SOAP DISPENSER.  I USE PINT JARS  THEIR CUTE!

It smells so good!  And cleans well , Just know it won’t be as sudsy as store brands, but works great!!  Experiment with other EO also, I personally love the Lavender and Tea Tree combo!

IT MAY SEPARATE AFTER 24 HRS, JUST SAKE IT UP AND ENJOY!

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Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

All in One BathRoom Cleaner

Bathroom cleaner

2 C. of Distilled water
1TB of Baking Soda
3 TB of Liquid Castile Soap ( I love the Almond scented one)
30 Drops of Orange Essential Oil
1- Spray Bottle
Pour water into bottle, followed by the baking soda , soap and Essential Oils. Shake to mix the ingredients.

Great for tub,tile, toilet, sink, and the floor!!

Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Fabric Softener

 

Ingredients:

.4 C. of Epsom Salt
.Essential Oil of your Choice
.20 -40 Drops of Lavender or your choice
.Use 1/4 C. Per Load

Love It ! No Chemicals, softens water and Saves $$

Who wants all those nasty chemicals in their Laundry or Dryer and the build up!  This is gentle smells good and your laundry smells and feels so fresh and soft  AND you safe $$

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Natural Laundry Softener

AUTHOR-Pamela Marston

Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

COUGH REMEDY

I LOVE THIS REMEDY AND FOR ME IT REALLY WORKS!

1/4 TSP CAYENNE PEPPER

1/4 TB GINGER

1 TB HONEY

2 TB DISTILLED WATER

( I LIKE TO ADD A TB OF COCONUT OIL TO MINE, IT SOOTHS THE THROAT ALSO)

USE 1 TB FOR COUGH

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Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

LIQUID HAND SOAP

                 

EASY TO MAKE HAND SOAP AND I CAN INCLUDE MY ESSENTIAL OILS ALSO.

1/2 C CASTILE SOAP ( LIKE DR.BRONNER)

1/2 C OF DISTILLED WATER

1 TB OF VITAMIN E OIL

1TB NOURISHING  OIL SUCH AS; JOJOBA OIL, ALMOND OIL

15 DROPS OF TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

5-10 DROPS OF LAVENDER OR PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

I USE A PINT MASON JAR,  ADD THE WATER FOLLOWED BY THE SOAP AND NEXT THE OILS.  SHAKE TO MIX TOGETHER.

I FOUND SOME PUMPS THAT HAVE THE LID BUILT ON AT JO ANNS FABRICS.

HAPPY SOAP DAY !

Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Liquid Multi Purpose Cleaner

I love this stuff and can add my Essential oils in it also!

 

1-16 Oz Spray Bottle

1/4 C. white Vinegar

1-3/4 C.  Distilled Water

30 Drops of Essential Oil

 

I like to use 15 Drops of Lavender, then 15 Drops of Tea Tree Oil, or Lemon, Peppermint or Eucalyptus Oil.

Pour into 16 oz spray bottle   and  Shake this all tog,  and thats it !!  

Easy Huh !!  

Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Natural All Purpose 409 Cleaner

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Ingredients you will need:

  • White Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
  • Borax-  1 Tsp
  • Hot Water– 1 Cup
  • Blue Dawn Liquid Dish Soap -1/8 Cup
  • 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients together, but don’t stir too much or it will get all bubbly!

Then pour int a 16 oz plastic spray bottle and continue filling bottle with cool water.

I love this cleaner  one of my Favs !

Author- Pamela Marston