June 5, 2013

Kitchen & Bath Cream Cleanser

I have used Vim, Ajax and other various scrubbing types of cleansers for years and to be honest I haven't really wanted to change that, well ok yes I have. The thing was that I had gotten so used to how well these products have worked that I was reluctant to change! So today, I realized that I have run out of my usual cleanser and decided today would be the day I make my own!

When I started to think about exactly all the harmful ingredients in these products...I realized that making my own is the only way to be safe!

So here it is... I used a combination of Borax, Baking soda, dish soap and EO's.  I mixed up a batch and went to clean the bathroom sink and toilets, well you know what...they work fantastically!  The addition of the EO (orange and tea tree) made the bathroom smell so fresh and clean!

So here is the simple recipe!
1 cup Borax 
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Liquid detergent (natural if possible)
1/2 cup Water (distilled is good) 
10-15 drops of Orange & Tea Tree oils

Combine all and mix well.  Put into your 'cleanser' container and that's it! Use just as you would
those other products! Just make sure to shake the mixture very well before using as I have found the
borax makes things a bit clumpy!  (Anyone have a solution to this?)
If things are a bit more runny add more borax or Baking Soda, if not 'creamy' enough add in a bit more
dish detergent to make it 'gloopy'. 

Let me know how it goes!

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