Simple Laundry Powder ::
16 cups baking soda
12 cups borax
8 cups grated castile or glycerin soap flakes*
3 tablespoons lavender, lemon or grapefruit essential oil
Combine baking soda, borax and soap flakes. Add essential oil and mix with a wire whisk. Use 1⁄8 cup per load.
* Soap flakes eg.( Dr. Bronner's) Grate with a kitchen grater.
Yield: This recipe makes enough powder to last a family of four one year.
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All Purpose Cleaner::
Equal parts of lemon juice and distilled white vinegar.
Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil.
Combine into a spray bottle.
* You can use store bought lemon juice.
Resource: Lilies and Dandelions Blog