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All - Purpose cleaner recipe

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I have run out of my natural all-purpose cleaner & I can't afford more. However, I have TTO, Dr. Bronner's TTO soap, lavender EO, distilled water & Peppermint EO.

I don't have a recipe. Please help.
post #22 of 132
my fav cleaner is tap water + glug of white vinegar + 5 drops TTO + 5 drops Lavendar EO... if I'm really going crazy, I add a few drops of baby shampoo.
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no-poo & dish soap

Is there a specific no-poo recipe for dry hair that is falling out? I have hypothyroid and ? and my hair needs help! If there is anything I can do in the shampoo category I would like to try it!

Also, anyone want to share a dish soap recipe? We don't have a dishwasher. I use Trader Joe's brand and it costs about 2.50 for a bottle.

Are the no-poo recipes and dish soap recipes really cost-effective?

Thanks, this is great information!
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Originally Posted by sraplayas
Is there a specific no-poo recipe for dry hair that is falling out? I have hypothyroid and ? and my hair needs help! If there is anything I can do in the shampoo category I would like to try it!

Also, anyone want to share a dish soap recipe? We don't have a dishwasher. I use Trader Joe's brand and it costs about 2.50 for a bottle.

Are the no-poo recipes and dish soap recipes really cost-effective?

Thanks, this is great information!
One of the best things for hair is just a few drops of jojoba oil for conditioning. It is the *most similar* oil to the oil your hair naturally excretes. A lot of cultures use coconut oil in same manner.

Since your problem is more medical, eat plenty of protein, maintain your Iron and try and include more Vitamin B6 into your diet.

Some foods that contain Vitamin B6 are, poultry, fish, eggs, liver (liver is nasty IMO) wheat germ, peas, beans, carrots, walnuts and brewer's yeast. Do not over cook veggies as it destroys B6.
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I had to bring back this thread because over the weekend i made and used the recipe for homemade laundry soap. I still haven't picked up any washin soda, so I grated a bar od dr.b's lemon and added borax. my laundry smelled fresh but not detergenty...very refreshing.
*big thumbs up!*
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I tried no 'pooing it for the first time today. I just did a basic bs scalp massage with an ACV rinse AND my hair is so silky smooth. I just cannot believe it I am pleasantly surprised. I am hoping it doesn't get too oily too quick though, I usually only wash my hair every 3 to 4 days and would really like to keep it that way.
post #31 of 132
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mama View Post
I tried no 'pooing it for the first time today. I just did a basic bs scalp massage with an ACV rinse AND my hair is so silky smooth. I just cannot believe it I am pleasantly surprised. I am hoping it doesn't get too oily too quick though, I usually only wash my hair every 3 to 4 days and would really like to keep it that way.
I was just about to post something like this, word for word.

I'm pleased so far....I'm hoping I won't go through too much of a greasy phase as my scalip oil production adjusts.

Mamas with babyfine hair (which is what I have).... any tips specific to our hair type?
post #32 of 132
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Originally Posted by reeseccup View Post
I also have created a POWDERED LAUNDRY SOAP that I prefer over the liquid due to space saving and effort that goes into it. I also think it cleans better.

1 bar of Fels Naphtha *or your favorite soap* grated into a powder
1 ½ Cup Borax
1 ½ Cup Washing Soda
*optional* 1 Cup Oxyclean (or equivalent)

I use 2 TBS per load (this is a great low suds for front loaders), but for light loads 1 TBS is sufficient. Put White Vinegar in Rinse cycle.

This by far has been the best home made recipe I’ve made.

OMG! I made this and it ROCKS!!! I used a bar of Ivory soap (one of the few my sensitive DD can handle) I put in my food processor and I did add the Oxiclean. I use less that 2TBS in my front loader, some vinegar in the rinse and my clothes are so clean without smelling perfumy. And I calculated that it only cost about $2.10 to make and it's going to last quite a while.

<HAPPY DANCE>

Thanks, Reececcup!!
post #33 of 132
This thread was linked to by a recent one, so I came here and read:

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Originally Posted by reeseccup View Post
Here's MY liquid DISHWASHER Soap that I personally really love.

Dishwasher Soap:

1 ½ Cup Liquid Castile Soap
1 TB. Orange Oil (cuts grease)
1 TB. Lemon or Lime Juice
¾ Cup White Vinegar

1 ½ Cup Water
¾ Cup Borax
¾ Cup Washing Soda

Blend well Water/Borax/Washing Soda, add to Rest of liquids mix well. I keep mine in a pump top bottle, but any kind will work. About 2 TBS per Wash load.
No, no, please no!

You should never use soap in a dishwasher. Dishwasher detergents commonly include anti-foams to counteract the small amounts of soap that form when their alkali react with grease on the utensils, so you should never deliberately put soap in the dishwasher. It is possible that reeseccup has gotten away with this if hir water supply was so "hard" that it inactivated the soap entirely, but I foresee machines full of foam otherwise.

On top of that, mixing vinegar and lemon juice (acids) with washing soda (an alkaline carbonate) will produce a fizz of CO2 that can make a mess when the mixture is being made, and the mixture makes no sense functionally. Acids and alkali just neutralize each other.

And orange oil may cut grease by itself, but a tablespoon diluted in cupsful of water, let alone the additional water the machine will mix it with, will do nothing except supply a bit of fragrance.

Sorry, this is a recipe for disaster and nothing good.

Robert
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robert~I've used storebought natural dishsoap, notmuch for awhile in my dishwasher and never had a problem myself.
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robert~I've used storebought natural dishsoap, notmuch for awhile in my dishwasher and never had a problem myself.
What is your "storebought natural dishsoap" (brand and/or listed ingredients), and what's your geographic location (so I can get an idea of your water contents)? And have you ever tried nothing, just letting the machine run with plain water?

In the posted recipe, the washing soda and/or borax alone or mixed with each other can be useful, but the other ingredients would only detract from their usefulness.

Robert
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In my dishwasher, I use:

1 cup Baking Soda
3TBS Oxyclean
1/4 cup sea salt
12 drops lemon EO

1TBS per cup per load. Vinegar in the rinse aid compartment. It's AWESOME!! And we have really, really hard water here in the 'nati.
post #38 of 132
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Originally Posted by MommyErin View Post
In my dishwasher, I use:

1 cup Baking Soda
3TBS Oxyclean
1/4 cup sea salt
12 drops lemon EO

1TBS per cup per load. Vinegar in the rinse aid compartment. It's AWESOME!! And we have really, really hard water here in the 'nati.
hey i'm gonna try that!

robert~i use Trader Joes brand and we have hard water.
post #39 of 132

for those of us who choose hair color...

I just tried no-poo for the first time. Washed with BS, rinsed with ACV. My hair is clean and easy to comb, BUT...my hair is back to graying! (I know, I should just accept it. It's contradictory to try to be "natural," then dye my hair. But I guess I haven't come that far yet.)

Heather
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Originally Posted by hms1221 View Post
I just tried no-poo for the first time. Washed with BS, rinsed with ACV. My hair is clean and easy to comb, BUT...my hair is back to graying! (I know, I should just accept it. It's contradictory to try to be "natural," then dye my hair. But I guess I haven't come that far yet.)

Heather
there is an herb my friend swears by to bring grey hair back to natural color,,,its called Fo~Ti, you just eat it,,,it tastes good too, we munched on some last night. when you buy it,,if you do,,,you look for thinly sliced, not fibery/stringy and a strong herbal flavor/not faded away,,,you want the good quality...our co op sells frontier organic fo ti which is great, mountain rose herbs might also have a good quality.

blessings~
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