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Monday, May 28, 2012

DIY projects

I made 2 DIY projects over the weekend. Liquid soap and dishwashing detergent. I am still learning as I go and I look for new recipes when Something is a fail. Both of these are a second attempt.

Dishwashing Detergent
Here are the supplies needed

2 cups Borax
2 cups Arm & Hammer washing powder
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup Citric Acid

Add Supplies into plastic container
1/2 scoop per load or 2 tbsp

DIY Liquid Soap

1.  One bar of Meyers Basil Soap
2. 2 Tbsp Glycerine
3. One Gallon Water

Grate soap into bowl
Add soap into 1 gallon of water
Add the glycerine
Melt mixture on low heat
Remove from heat
Let mixture set in pot several hours
Stir mixture for 2-3 minutes
Pour into desired container

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1 comment:

  1. You can add in essential oils of your choice to get a scent you prefer.
    I purchased all the supplies at Walmart except for the bar of soap. You can use any soap you that you like best. I also added about 4 cups of water to the jug after I funneled the soap into the water job and shook it up really good. You can play with how you like the consistency. I have tried this without the glycerine and it did not come out right. The soap was very stringy. I am still trying to come up with the perfect soap myself. Have fun and remember you are saving money and the planet by making your own household items.