Homemade Washing Soda

From Wellness Mama. Heat oven to 400° F. Pour baking soda into a baking dish (I use a glass Pyrex casserole dish) about 1⁄2 inch deep. Bake in the oven for ~1 hour, or until the consistency is right; stir a couple of times. Washing soda tends to feel "grainy" rather than "silky". When cool, …

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Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

From Live Simply. 1 C. borax 1 C. washing soda 1 C. liquid castile soap 1 gallon (16 C.) water ~40 drops essential oils (optional) Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add borax and washing soda. In a separate container combine the rest of the water, liquid castile soap, …

Handmade Soap

In my attempt to limit the amount of caustic chemicals I put on, in, or near my body I have eradicated store-bought shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste from my hygienic regime. The areas I am still working on are body/hand soap, dish soap, and laundry soap. I finally got the supplies I needed to make bar …