So after some testing I did over last weeks, I finally came up with this recipe that is a very powerful washing detergent.
You will ask what do I wash with it. Well, it is capable to wash off very dirty, soiled cloths, but most importantly dirty dishes used for making soap!!!!
Yes folks, I clean them with some paper towel first so no more soap is left on my pots, (everyone should do that so no soap will go down the drain) and then I wash them with this concoction. My soaping dishes become instantly shiny, effortlessly. Therefore I want to share with you the recipe:
600 grams (21.16 oz) Castile ( I had a batch which was too cloudy to sell, so I decided to make this instead)
460 grams (16.22 oz) Super washing soda (from your preferred supermarket)
210 grams (7.4 oz) 20 mule team Borax powder (recommended for laundry washing on its own)
3.78 Liters ( 1 gallon) water
Mix and wash those dirty soaping dishes! Please use gloves.
Once again I needed to do something about a better, more natural mouthwash. So after some research I decided to do this formulation:
1 cup distilled water
2 cups aloe vera juice ( sweetened). One may choose to use unsweetened juice. I used a strainer for the juice.
2 T witch hazel
2 teaspoons baking soda
0.3% potassium sorbate
70 drops essential oils (20 each of peppermint, spearmint, clove, and 10 wintergreen)
70 drops polysorbate20 (tween20)- this one helps essential oils emulsify nicely with the aqueous solution, so they will not float on top and require mixing before every use.
Measure first 6 ingredients and combine in a clean container, combine essential oils and polysorbate and add to the first mixture. Mix well and use.
Materials needed: wool in various colors, felting needle(s), patience, hot and cold water, soap, and creativity.
Over time I developed my own way of wrapping soaps in such way so as soon as I have enough wool around it, I start felting with only three needles that I keep together at all times. This pre-felting exercise helps keep wool in place and makes the wet felting faster. I used hot and cold water, alternating, and soap got covered tightly in no time.
It is not easy to create things without knowing what you actually need or like. I have created and tested for some time a number of recipes for my soaps and lotions. At one point, my friends and family (my testers) told me to focus on beer and goat milk since they like them so much. Therefore you have the opportunity to test my soaps made exclusively with goat milk and beer. They are such a treat for skin. And there is only one way to experience them; visit my soap page and pick your favorites. I do want to hear from you though; drop a line, call me or post a comment on my facebook page.