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Amberofabilene:

Here’s a recipe that I found that you may like, thanks to Tipnut.com:

Ingredients: 1 cup of borax (natural compound), 1 cup of baking soda (natural compound), and 2-3 drops of essential oils, these will make the dishes a little shinier.

As long as you mix the borax, baking soda, and essential oils in a plastic container you should be fine. Also, the recommended amount is 2 tablespoons per load.

Also, you can use vinegar in the rinse compartment to prevent any leftover residue.

If you’ve got any more questions, go ahead and shoot me an email at Greenjerrid@gmail.com.

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There are several benefits to making your own cleaning products, here’s the list:

1. You’ll be saving money! The ingredients are cheap and most people already have them.

2. You’ll be using a reusable bottle, so that’ll be environmentally friendly.

3. The ingredients are organic or abundant.

You can use 1 part water and 1 part vinegar to clean bathroom tile and kitchens, such as floors and stove/counter tops.

The three concoctions: 

1. Vinegar/Water = Kitchen and Bathroom cleaner, make sure it’s half vinegar and half water or else it will dissolve your tile grout.

2. Baking soda/vinegar/lemon juice = Soap Scum remover! It’s a great replacement for comet, this will create a paste like substance.

3. Olive oil/lemon juice = Furniture cleaner, use 1 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of lemon juice to clean the wood on your furniture.

Source: housekeeping.about.com

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Before I get started, please do not make your soap with palm oil. It contributes to the deforestation of the rainforest and ruins the environment and ecosystems for orang-utans. Four percent of green house gases are directly linked to palm oil harvesting as well.

Required Items:

1. Six ounces of olive or coconut oil as a base.

2. Two tablespoons of olive oil.

3. Fifteen drops of essential oils, if you want.

4. Dried herbs or flower petals if you want.

5. Soap molds (to make them into whatever shape you want)

6. A microwave.

8. Microwave safe bowl.

9. Plastic spoon/stirring stick.

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How to get started: 

The easiest way to get started is with a melt and pour soap base that already contains olive oil or a soap base with coconut oil and add the pure olive oil.

1. Line up all the ingredients you’re going to use and have them ready to put into the mold.

2. Cut 6 ounces of the olive oil base or coconut oil base into small pieces. 

3. Heat the base in the microwave safe bowl for 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between the heating sessions.

4. When the base is melted, quickly add the 2 ounces of olive oil and whatever  essential oils or dried flowers/herbs you’re planning on using into the mixture, make sure to stir them all in, this is essential.

5. Quickly pour them into whatever shape mold you’re using, in either two 3 ounce molds, or one 6 ounce.