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My desire is to make my home an environment that promotes health.  I’m constantly evaluating our current conditions, making adjustments to brands and products and experimenting with alternatives.  I really started changing things during the “sick year” we had with my son.  Read post about that here.  I want to thank allergies, asthma and infection for waking me up to the fact that I can have more control over the health of my home than I ever imagined!  So here are some of the changes we’ve made.  I hope you find some of this helpful!


DIY Toothpaste

DIY Plantain Tincture Itch Cream – for bug bites, stings & more
DIY Bug Spray

DIY Tick Repellent

DIY Refresh Your Skin
DIY Foam Hand Soap

DIY Laundry Soap
DIY Dryer Balls
DIY After Sun Lotion
DIY Toilet Cleaner
DIY Dusting Spray
DIY Sink Cleaner
DIY Oven Cleaner
DIY Microwave Cleaner
DIY Glass/Mirror Cleaner
DIY All Purpose Kitchen Cleaner
Why Replace Chemical, Toxic Cleaners with Natural


DIY collage

Homemade Laundry soap

 LAUNDRY SOAP making day  
the reason…
  1. It’s Non-Toxic 
  2. Chemical Free
  3. Dye Free
  4. Quick & Easy to make
  5. and CHEAP!!!!
Here are a few cost comparisons:
  • Tide with Bleach powder…..$0.21 per load
  • Arm & Hammer liquid………$0.21 per load
  • Homemade powder……………$0.05 per load


*This recipe makes 32 oz of detergent – $2.98 – 64 loads
*Use 1 TBSP per load2 for really dirty loads

Here is what I used:
Fels-Naptha = $1.99
[You can also use Pure & Natural, Zote, or an Ivery bar]
Step 1  
Grate the entire soap bar.
Step 2
Add 1 cup of Washing Soda
Step 3
Add 1 cup of BORAX
Step 4
Stir together
Step 5
Store it in a container and label it!
I don’t want my kids sprinkling this over their tacos. 
It kinda look like grated cheese!
Next time I will make the liquid version of this homemade soap!
This is a great job for your kiddo’s.  
They’ll love it and you get soap out of it!  
Win Win.