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DIY Soap Recipes: From Laundry Detergent to Body Wash

A necessary evil, cleaning is a big part of having a nice home. The dishes, the floors, the clothes …. that’s right …. they all have to be cleaned. But they can also be cleaned on a budget! Fortunately, there are hoards of recipes out there for creating your very own soaps from laundry detergent to your very own body wash. Take a look at what we’ve found!

1. DIY Laundry Detergent.

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What you’ll need? Borax, baking soda, washing soda, Fels-Naptha bars and some lemon zest for a nice fragrance. All of these ingredients are fairly inexpensive and will last you a while! And yes, they’ll get your laundry smelling fresh and completely cleansed of dirt, grime, sweat and school germs! Pour your mixture into cute jars or containers and show them off in the laundry room.{found on brydiy}.

2. DIY Dishwasher Detergent.

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Borax is such a key ingredient for “recipes” around the house. Grab some of that, some more washing soda, kosher salt and lemonade mix for this mixture. It couldn’t be any easier to get you dishes clean! All you really have to do is shake everything up! Make sure you label the bottles so you don’t mix them up with the laundry detergent!{found on sistersshoppingonashoestring}.

3. DIY Body Wash.

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A $1 bar of soap can easily be turned into an entire bottle of body wash! How? Grate the bar of soap. Then add it to some water and heat it up on the stove. You may even want to dd some coconut milk if your skin is a bit dry. Then let your mixture cool before you add it to a fun bottle!{found on simplehomemade}.

4. DIY Floor Cleaner.

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Simple and easy, some DIY floor cleaner goes a long way. All you need is warm water, white vinegar, Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap (or another similar soap) and some orange oil drops! You’ll be amazed by how amazing this works, smells and long it lasts for the money you spend on the ingredients. Again, label your container so you don’t mix it with any of your other washes and soaps.{found on site}.

5. DIY Hand Soap.

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Between the kitchen, the master bath, the guest bathroom and everywhere in between, you end up spending a lot on hand soap. And you could be spending that money on some extra fashionable, home decor! Instead, learn how to make your own! Just like with body wash, you’ll need to grate a bar of soap but instead of heating it up on the stove just add water and glycerin.{found on soapdelinews}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on February 22, 2013

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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