Ever wanted to break up with store bought soaker?? I used to buy a product that promised to clean my clothes and had fantastic selling slogans like Oxy-clean and Oxy-action! However I now choose a low tox option for cleaning and personal care where possible. No fillers, no fragrance just all the ingredients that get the job done.
If you don’t know about the dangers of fragrance, I recommend you do some research.
The benefits of making your own means you will know exactly what goes in. Here is my recipe. The ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or as suggested.
I use Essential Oils as they have great cleansing properties, including degreasing and they are purely made from plants. No fillers, just plants! every home should have these and I highly recommend them.
- 3 cups Baking Soda
- 3 Cups Washing Soda ( Lectric brand from supermarket or purchase from your whole foods store)
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 2 Cups Borax ( I found some at Bunnings)
- 1-2 cups Sodium per carbonate (Oxygen Bleach- buy from Biome)
- 20 drops Each of Thieves, Purification and Lemon Essential Oils ( Purchase these from Young Living here)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in a container with a tight fitting lid. Use 1/4-/12 cup per soak with warm water. Soakers work better with time and warm water. be patient and you will be rewarded!
Now this recipe makes quite a lot!!! You can easily halve the recipe to make a smaller quantity but I prefer to make in bulk.
Hope you like it!