Well today I made my first batch of dish soap, and some shampoo and conditioner using the "No Poo" Method (yes, that sounds gross, I know). No more tangles for me! And the dish soap worked really well!
Here are the recipes I gathered from various moms and groups on CafeMom...
Homemade Dish Soap Recipe #2
This version takes a little longer to make, but is even more frugal
- 1/4 cup soap flakes or soap shavings (any bar soap will do)
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar
Allow the soap mixture to cool a bit, then stir in the lemon juice or vinegar. Keep it sitting in the pot until it is completely cooled, then pour it into an old dish soap bottle.
With either of these two homemade dish soap recipes you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make them smell better. I find that if I use the lemon juice, I don't need the essential oil. Bottled lemon juice works just fine.
I used lemon juice. And doubling the recipe exactly filled my dish soap bottle, with enough leftover to do a load immediately!
NoPoo Hairwashing and Conditioning:
I used an old shampoo bottle, and an empty water bottle.
The water bottle was 32 oz., so I filled it with 2 Tablespoons of baking soda (funnel) and water. Shake it up before each use, Use a small handful and massage into scalp (don't worry about the ends, just the scalp), then rinse and follow up with the following.
32. oz bottle, filled with 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar and water. Shake well, put on ends of hair, then rinse. I was tangle free, and if you know me, that's an accomplishment!
Oh, and I can't forget the laundry soap recipe. That's pure Cyndi!
Cyndi's Laundry Soap Recipe:
5 gal bucket with lid
Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
Bar of Soap
Heat 4 cups of water to almost boil in a heavy pan.
Shave bar of soap into water until dissolved.
Pore 3 gallons of hot water into bucket.
Add Soap and Water Mixture.
Add 1 cup washing soda.
Be sure to wear rubber gloves before adding borax.
Add 1/2 cup borax.
Let cool over night before using!
Be sure to add ingredients one at a time and stir well after each addition and occasionally as final mix cools.
Use 1 cup per load of laundry.
You don't have to wear rubber gloves but be sure you don't get borax on your face
Do you have any homemade recipes to share?