We are making some changes...I just learned that toothpaste, laundry detergent, fabric softener, bars of soap, and deodorant all can and most likely do contain pork fat. Now, this presented a problem for our family since we do not consume pork or pork product and we certainly do not want to clean our bodies, teeth, or clothes in the stuff! So, after a little searching I found several recipes for these cleaners: And am praising Yah for them! He will never ask you to do something without giving you the means to do it...He is worthy to be praised! HalleluYah!
1/4 cup of Baking Soda
2 packet of Steava (natural sweetener)
2T of coconut oil
Blend well and dab onto your tooth bush. My girls really like it ;-D
*Laundry Detergent (this site has lots of recipes)
Hot water1/2 cup
1/2 cup Borax
1/3 bar Soap (grated)
In a large pot, heat 3 pints of water. Add the grated bar soap and stir until melted. Then add the washing soda and borax. Stir until powder is dissolved, then remove from heat.
In a 2 gallon clean pail, pour 1 quart of hot water and add the heated soap mixture. Top pail with cold water and stir well.
Use 1/2 cup per load, stirring soap before each use (will gel).
1 part Vinegar
1 part Baking Soda
2 parts Hot Water
Oil of Essence your choice of fragrance (I didn't have to purchase EO because I filled a large vinegar jar full of orange peels with ground cloves and let it set for about 7 days...ummm smells mighty good!)
Place a pail large enough to hold double the amount of ingredients in the kitchen sink or bathtub. Mix the baking soda and water in the pail, stir till the powder is dissolved. Then add the vinegar. Remember that baking soda and vinegar reacts with fizzing, so use a big pail to account for this. Once it’s stopped fizzing, pour into clean bottles, cap, then use 1/4 cup per rinse cycle.
Updated Info: The baking soda won’t be completely dissolved, just shake the bottle to mix the batch up before adding to the rinse cycle.
buy a bag of inexpensive sponges at the dollar store soak them in the home made fabric softener wringe them out just a bit and toss it in the dryer instead of dryer sheet. I use two sponges per load :-D
*Bars of Soap~ (for now we will purchase our herbal natural veg base soaps)
This site has the generic recipe I'll be using, however I want to research
a little bit more, so that I'm comfortable with what I'm doing.
Here is another site I found for glycerin soaps, again I'll have
make sure the glycerin is either a veg or beef base.
1/4 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of corn starch
few table spoon of coconut oil
an empty deodorant container
Just blend together and pack into the container
I found this recipe at this site which I visit nearly everyday