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Healthier House Cleaning

What a fabulous weekend, the weather was perfect for the 9th Annual Holistic Health and Herbal Festival in Minnesota.  I was honored to be a presenter of two fun, hands-on topics, Healthier House Cleaning, and Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Essential Oils.  We whipped up dry laundry soap, dishwasher soap, with a couple of herb and essential oil vinegar-based sprays for the kitchen and bathroom.  Participants received many recipes and checked out my ready-made samples of liquid laundry soap (see recipe below), dish soap, Herbal 409, and more.

Because I had so much fun putting everything together I wanted to share it with those of you who want to try making your own products at home.  So, here is a copy of my Healthier House Cleaning PDF of everything we covered: chemicals to avoid, supplies, and ingredients you will need for your own cleaning creations and recipes….many recipes.

Thieves Line by Young Living
Thieves Line by Young Living

Liquid Laundry Soap                                           

4 c. Boiling water
1 bar Fels Naptha, grated
2 c. Borax
2 c. Washing soda
6 Quarts water
1/2 c Thieves Household Cleaner
50 to 75 drops of Lemon essential oil

Add 6 quarts of water in a big bucket set aside.  Add 4 cups of water to a pot on the stove melt the Fels Naptha soap, add borax and washing soda and stir till dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in the Thieves household cleaner and essential oil drops. Once everything is combined add to the big bucket of water and stir.  Let sit overnight and it will continue to thicken.