The Soap Cabin

Home Projects

Home-Made All-Purpose Cleaner

I like making stuff.

Cut the chemicals out of your life and try making your own all purpose cleaner:

60ml white vinegar

2tbsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda

1 litre hot water

Few drops essential oil (I used Lemon and Tea Tree)

Put all the ingredients into a bucket or container, mix and leave to cool. Then pour into a spray bottle and you are ready to go! Lavender oil is another great oil to use too. The essential oils have their individual properties and they make everything smell nice.



Laundry Powder Project

I saw a recipe for home made laundry detergent in ‘Your Home’ magazine from May, so I thought I’d have a go and share it with you!

Shopping List
1 bar cheap soap 125g (eg. Imperial Leather)
Glass Jar
250g Borax substitute (£ shop should have some )
250g Soda Crystals
Kitchen Scales
Spoon or scoop
Label or gift tag

1. Grate the soap as fine as possible. I used Imperial Leather for sensitive skin. You want a cheap soap rather than a Soap Cabin bar! Pour into the jar.


2. Weigh out the borax and soda crystals. It should be 2 parts borax and 2 parts soda crystals for every 1 part soap. Add to the jar and mix well.



3. Label the jar and enjoy! You might want to add a few drops of essential oil to add scent. I didn’t because the soap was already scented.





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