Homemade Borax-Free Laundry Detergent

Homemade Borax-Free Laundry DetergentThis recipe costs about forty cents per load – not too bad for doing it yourself!
1/2 cup baking soda

⅓ cup of lemon juice

1 cup washing soda

1/4 cup coarse sea salt

1 bar of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile soap ( these are available with natural fragrance as well)

Grate the bar in your food processor, or very finely by hand.

Place the grated soap in a large bowl and combine the other ingredients and stir to break up any clumps.

Pour the soap into a container with a lid

Pour the laundry soap into an airtight container for storage.

If you’re doing regular-sized loads of laundry, use 1 tablespoon of laundry soap per load. If you’re doing a large load, or your clothes are extra dirty, use 2 tablespoons per load.

Do-it-Yourself Dryer Sheets

Do-it-Yourself Dryer SheetsThese dryer sheets eliminate static cling and keep your laundry soft and smelling wonderfully fresh!

Cut cotton cloth into five-inch squares ( old cotton t-shirts work great).

Add five drops of your favorite essential oil and toss the cloth into the dryer.

After a few loads, add a few more drops of essential oil ( lavender, grapefruit, and lemon are all great options).

Liquid Soap Nuts Recipe

Liquid Soap Nuts RecipeSoap nuts are as natural as it gets and are available in many health stores and online.
1 cup of soap berries

4 cups water

½ cup white vinegar

Put all ingredients into a large pot and bring it to a boil.

Simmer on low for about 30 minutes.( with a lid)

Use a slotted spoon to mash the berries while they are cooking.

Remove lid and simmer for 30 more minutes – stir once in awhile.

Take the pot off of the heat and strain out the liquid.

Let it cool and pour into an airtight jar.

This should give you about 40 loads in a HE machine

Lavender Laundry Soap

Lavender Laundry SoapThis leaves you clothes super clean and smelling great!

2 cups very hot water

1 cup baking soda

⅓ cup salt

1 cup castile soap

10 drops lavender essential oil


Add the two cups of water to a saucepan and warm.

Add the baking soda and salt. Stir until dissolved

Pour into a clean gallon container.

Add the castile soap.

Add the essential oil

Use about ¼ cup for each load. Be sure to shake well before use.

Don’t feel inspired  

As Salam Alikum readers 

I haven’t written in quite a while and for that I’m sorry I haven’t felt inspired to write , to be honest I have been having a very hard time with my moods , as your all know I suffer from bipolar nos that doesn’t respond to medications and in 2014 I had to wean of of the medications that helped for a long while because it damaged my liver .

Since then I have been trying to mange my moods naturally and it is basically trial and error some things work and other things do not work and it’s up to me to try and figure it out , I have found some things that work , I try and avoid watching the news as it causes my moods to plummet , prayers and reading Quran help as does crocheting , washing dishes and clothes some days just the simple act of making and drinking tea helps .

I will in sha Allah try and post again soon , I guess I could make a goal to post once a week , I could post a how to make a bath scrubby pattern or maybe a recipe , we’ll have to see 

Until next time take care 


wipes for house


½ cup water
½ cup vinegar
8 drops essential oil including lavender
1 teaspoon detergent
Micro-fibre cloths
Large airtight jar

Place cloths into large jar
In a jug combine water, vinegar, essential oil and detergent, mix to combine
Pour liquid over cloths
Seal jar

Use to clean things when done with wipe rinse it and place in laundry to be washed . 

Saves money and doesn’t have all the weird chemicals as store bought wipes

Quick Floureless Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 eggs
1/2 cup peanuts roughly chopped
1/2 white chips or chocolate chips can also use both
Cream together peanut butter sugar nutritional yeast and eggs add nuts and chips.
Drop from rounded tablespoon or teaspoon depending on what size cookies you want, can make mega cookies as well. Bake on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove from oven cool on wire rack enjoy warm or cold with tea or coffee.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies unless you snack on the dough like I do before it’s baked

* can add cocoa powder 1/2 cup to make chocolate peanut butter cookies just add 1 more egg.

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