Eucalyptus-Mint Disinfecting Soap

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Eucalyptus-Mint Disinfecting Soap

This mild soap is great for cleaning dishes, floors, stoves, sinks, and hands. The eucalyptus and mint are disinfectants that provide a fresh, ultra-clean scent. Any areas you wash with this soap will repel insects and flies – a particularly useful thing in late summer when it seems that flies decide our homes should be theirs.

1 1/2 cups grated castile soap (or use the liquid version which will not need melting)
50g baking soda
1/3 tsp. borax
1/3 tsp. eucalyptus oil
2 cups hot peppermint tea, made with 2 tbsp. fresh peppermint or 3-4 tea bags
Place the castile soap in a 3 litre stainless steel saucepan and stir in the tea. Simmer very low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the baking soda, borax, and eucalyptus oil. Stir well to blend all ingredients. Cool. Store in a labeled plastic jug or squirt bottle, and shake before using. Can be safely used full strength, or diluted to make the product last longer.

 

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