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Posted by on Oct. 4, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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SalmonBerry87
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 6:43 PM
I don't have many food recipes so I'll start with household stuff.


Powdered Laundry Detergent

6 cups Borax
4 cups Baking Soda
4 cups Washing Soda
4 cups Bar soap (grated)
Mix all ingredients well and store in a sealed tub. Use 1/8 cup of powder per full load.
For the soap I use Fels Naptha which is like 97 cents at Walmart. Or I'll splurge and add a bar of Lavender Dr. Bronners but that's like $5 a bar!!
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SalmonBerry87
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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Mint Toothpaste

3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons baking soda
1/2 small packet of stevia powder
20-25 drops of peppermint oil

Our bathroom gets cold so we have to unsrew the lid to get the toothpase out or put it in hot water.
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chrissysnow22
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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DEODORANT


Ingredients:

Coconut oil
baking soda
arrowroot powder or cornstarch
( I used cornstarch)


Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. I use about 1/4 cup each. Then slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon until it maintains the substance you desire (I use approx 5-6 Tbls). It should be about the same texture as the store bought kind. You can either scoop this into your old dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use.

You may add EO's to it if you want it scented.
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mommaGof3
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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All purpose cleaner

Half vinegar, half water, 3 tbls of lemon juice, 20 drops of an EO
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zboys
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I'm new to the homemade products so what's EO?

I just bought a couple of the ingredients yesterday to make my own laundry soap.  I still have to get the A & H washing soda.  The recipe I have is a little different from yours, SalmonBerry.  This'll be my first time making it.

mommaGof3
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 9:22 PM
EO stands for essential oils

There are so many recipes out there for laundry soap!
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SalmonBerry87
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 9:26 PM
Good luck! With mine you have to make sure and let the water run with the soap first or the grated soap will clump up in like towels and stuff :/

Quoting zboys:

I'm new to the homemade products so what's EO?

I just bought a couple of the ingredients yesterday to make my own laundry soap.  I still have to get the A & H washing soda.  The recipe I have is a little different from yours, SalmonBerry.  This'll be my first time making it.

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SalmonBerry87
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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Natural Hair Detangler

8 oz. distilled water
1 tsp. aloe vera gel
1-2 drops glycerin
1-2 drops essential oil
15 drops Grapefruit seed Extract Instructions: Combine in a spray bottle. Shake before each use.

I haven't used this yet cause my hair is too short but I'm saving it for when my hair grows out.
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SalmonBerry87
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 9:30 PM
I'm going to try this! Its the first one I've seen without 100 ingredients.

Quoting chrissysnow22:

DEODORANT





Ingredients:



Coconut oil

baking soda

arrowroot powder or cornstarch

( I used cornstarch)





Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. I use about 1/4 cup each. Then slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon until it maintains the substance you desire (I use approx 5-6 Tbls). It should be about the same texture as the store bought kind. You can either scoop this into your old dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use.



You may add EO's to it if you want it scented.
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mommaGof3
by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 10:05 PM
I'm gonna have to try this one!


Quoting SalmonBerry87:

Natural Hair Detangler



8 oz. distilled water

1 tsp. aloe vera gel

1-2 drops glycerin

1-2 drops essential oil

15 drops Grapefruit seed Extract Instructions: Combine in a spray bottle. Shake before each use.



I haven't used this yet cause my hair is too short but I'm saving it for when my hair grows out.

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