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Homemade Laundry Soap Powder – Winter 2008-2009 Catalog

Homemade Laundry Soap Powder

1 Lemongrass Body Bar, grated

2 cups of baking soda

2 cups of Borax

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

5 drops Orange Essential Oil

1/4 cup white vinegar

5 drops Grapefruit Seed Crush

Grate a bar of Beeyoutiful’s Lemongrass Body Bar on the fine side of a cheese grater. (You can use any other “white” soap bar that does not contain dyes or blue specks. The dyes can color your clothes over time.) Add the soap, baking soda, Borax and essential oils to a bowl or container that has a lid for storage and whisk them together.

I use 4-5 Tbsp of the dry powder for a large batch and let my washer start filling with water to dissolve the soap before I add my clothes. To each batch of laundry I also add 1/4 cup white vinegar to break down hard water and act as a fabric softener, and 5 drops of Grapefruit Seed Crush to disinfect.

This is a REALLY great, easy recipe to mix up and something even this busy mom can do to make our lifestyle more “green”!

-Stephanie J.

New Favorite Essential Oil Blend…

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Oh, we tried a new blend of oils in our difuser Tuesday night! I put in a few drops of Cassia, Clove and Orange. It was such a warm, comforting smell, it reminded me of Christmas! This may be my new favorite blend.  My other favorite is the Eucalyptus oil and Peppermint oil mixed. That is really nice too! I love playing with the oils and seeing what new blends I can come up with that we enjoy!

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