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Soapberry Floor Cleaner

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Hey ya crunchies!

I needed to mop my kitchen today, so I decided to share a floor cleaner recipe. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, and smells particularly nice with lemon essential oil. Hopefully you find it as effective for your floors as I have with mine. Enjoy!

 

All Natural Floor Cleaner

 

Ingredients:

2 c. Base Soapberry Liquid Soap (http://purogenics.com/purogenicswp/soapberry-liquid-soap/)

1/2 c. white vinegar

Optional: 4-6 drops peppermint, lemon, or lavender essential oil

 

Instructions:

Mix together, and save in a glass container. For use: add 1/3-1/2 cup to a bucket of water and stir.

 

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What can I do with used Soapberries?

Hey ya crunchies!

“What can I do with soapberries once the soap is gone out of them?” This is a question I have often wondered about. I came up with a few ideas of things to do with soapberries, other than throwing them in the dump.

  1. Add them to a compost pile
  2. Create a noise making toy with the berry husks
  3. Put them in a green waste/yard waste collection bin
  4. Make a multi media art piece which includes soapberries pieces
  5. Fairy garden material (wouldn’t they look so cute as little bowls?!)
  6. Helmets for outdoor play things (such as corn husk dolls for the fairy garden!)

That’s all for now, and have a wonderful beginning to 2017!

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Soapberry Spot Cleaner

Hey ya crunchies!

Here’s a quick recipe for Soapberry Spot Cleaner. Enjoy!

 

Soapberry Spot Cleaner (with vinegar and/or essential oils for extra power!)

 

Ingredients/Materials:

1 c. basic soapberry liquid soap

2 Tbsp. vinegar

2 drops lemon essential oil

Spray bottle

 

Instructions:

Pour the liquid soap carefully into the spray bottle. If needed, use a funnel. Add the vinegar and essential oil directly into the spray bottle. Close the bottle and shake. Shake before use.

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Liquid Baby Body Wash

Hey ya crunchies!

This recipe is similar to the basic liquid soap, but with the addition of lavender essential oil. I think using plain basic liquid soap is fine to use as baby wash too. I hope to keep my babies clean using natural soap. Hope your babies enjoy!

 

Soapberry Baby Wash (for a gentle wash)

 

Ingredients/Materials:

2 soapberries

2 c. water

2 drops lavender essential oil

Container of choice

 

Instructions:

Put water into a pot. Add soapberries. Put the pot onto a stove at medium-high, until simmering. Let simmer 5-10 minutes, and then remove from heat. Let berries soak for at least one hour, but preferably overnight. Pour the liquid into a container of choice, such as a spray bottle. Add essential oil (opt), cover, and shake.

 

Instructions for use:

Shake the container before use. Pour a quarter-sized amount of liquid onto a sponge/washcloth, or dip the sponge/washcloth into the baby wash. Gently scrub, avoiding eyes and mouth. Rinse the soap off with clean water.

Disclaimer:

You should always put a small amount of product on a small area of skin and then check the skin for irritation before using any product fully on your baby, to protect against allergic reactions.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Soapberry Liquid Soap

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Hey ya crunchies!

This liquid soap can be used as a basic soap for all sorts of things. Adding other ingredients only makes it a scented, or even more potent cleaner. I’ve found it is best to use it as a basic all-purpose soap for house cleaning. In the recipe it says to let it soak overnight, but I let mine soak three nights to see how it would affect the recipe. I think one night is just right, and two nights is okay, but on the third night little pieces of the berries started getting into the water. Well, I learned my lesson: follow the recipe :) Enjoy!

 

 

Basic Soapberry Liquid Soap

 

Ingredients/Materials:

1 soapberry per 1-cup hot water

 

Instructions:

Measure out the desired amount of water into a pot or bowl. Add the appropriate number of soapberries to the water. Heat the water and soapberries until simmering, or extremely hot. Cover and let soak overnight. Then, remove the soapberries from the water and use as desired.

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