1. I love our homemade laundry soap. We use Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castille soap which I by at Central Market. Don’t know if you have that there. It smells like Heaven to use but doesn’t make you clothes all minty. I also make our own veggie wash, spray cleaner and toilet cleaner.

  2. I’ve heard of Dr. Bronner’s soap… maybe they sell that at Whole Foods… I’ll have to ask my friend who shops there regularly to look for it.

    Veggie wash… baking soda and water?

    I’ll admit a guilty secret: I wash fruit and vegetables with soap. Yeah, I really do. Even grapes. Julie from Call Me Wannabe can attest to that. She’s found that highly amusing.

    Do you mind if I ask what your recipe is for toilet cleaner? Anything to escape the overpowering fumes from heavy cleaners!

  3. The Veggie Wash is actually baking soda for scrubbing with a mixture of vinegar, grapefruit seed extract and lemon juice in a spray bottle. I sprinkle the baking soda on and rub it in then I spray with the mixture and let it bubble up then rinse. The recipe for the mixture is here.

    For the toilets, I have a spray bottle of vinegar, water and peppermint oil. First I sprinkle about 1/4C. of baking soda into the toilet and on the brush. I use that to scrub around with. Then I spray on the vinegar until I can hear the baking soda start to foam. I swish it around some more and then let it sit for about 15 minutes. Flush and your done.

    I was convinced of the power of vinegar as a natural anti bacterial when my oldest son had to have an ingrown toenail removed. The podiatrist had us soak his foot in warm water and vinegar every night to keep it clean. He said that the vinegar was gentle (unlike alcohol) on the wound but killed the germs!

  4. I don’t know if you have a Publix in your part of SC but I’ve seen the Dr. Bonner’s there. They had the peppermint,lavender, and almond scented castile soaps as well as two bar soaps. Just passing it along, we’re down in the lowcountry so same state.

  5. Actually, we do have a Publix up here! Thank you for letting me know that the soap is there! I’d like to see which one works better — Dr. Bonner’s, or Fels Naptha.

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