Green Recipes – Ask Aunt V Clean Green Recipes

Thanks to Veronica Portor for all things natural and clean.  We also learned some good tips from our customers.  Have you tried to make laundry soap?  Many of us have probably because of the cost. Here are a few recipes from Ms. Porter:

Ask Aunt V Clean Green Recipes

Dishwasher cubes
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
.25 (1/4) cup Epson Salt
Lemon Juice

Mix Borax, Washing Soda and Epson Salt together.
Take one cup of mixture and place it in another bowl.
Add 4 Tablespoons of lemon juice to this mixture, it will fizz.
Mix to a paste and put into ice cube trays.
When fully dried they will pop out of ice cube trays.

Use one cube per dishwasher load.

Dishwasher soap, power

1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1 teaspoon citric acid (available at health food stores)

Mix together and use per manufacturer instructions for soap usage.


,5 (1/2) cup baking soda
2 cup boiling water

Boil water, sprinkle baking soda in sink, pour boiling water over baking soda.  (some people may also try adding a .5 (1/2) cup of hydrogen peroxide before adding boiling water for a more thorough clean.

All-purpose Kitchen cleaner
.5 (1/2 ) cup white vinegar
.5 (1/2) cup water

Mix and place in spray bottle container.


.25 (1/4) cup white vinegar
2 Tablespoons baking soda
4 cups hot water
.5 (1/2) cup lemon juice (strained)

Mix first three ingredients, add lemon juice,.
Cool, place in spray bottle container.

1 T Borax
2 T white vinegar
.25 (1/4) cup castile liquid soap
2 cups hot water

.5 (1/2) cup vinegar
2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon washing soda
10 drops tree oil

Insect Repellent

Coconut Oil
Add 10 drops of one of the following essential oils:
Lemon Oil
Tree Oil

Mix together and rub on your skin.

.5 (1/2) cup distilled water
.5 (1/2) cup apple cider vindgar
40 drops lemongrass essential oil

Mix and spray.

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