Tuesday on KOAM Morning News, as part of our "do it yourself" series, Dave Pylant and Tawnya Bach made homemade liquid laundry detergent and a mint sugar scrub.
Make your own liquid laundry detergent:
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (NOT baking soda!)
5.5oz Fels Naptha soap
5 gallon bucket with a lid
Essential oil for scent (optional)
Grate the Fels-Naptha soap. Add the soap shreds to a pot with 4 cups of hot water. Put the heat on medium-high, & stir until completely melted - about 10 minutes.
Fill up a 5 gallon bucket halfway with hot water. Pour in the melted soap mixture & give it a quick stir. Stir in the borax & washing soda. If you're using essential oil, now is the time to add it. You add in 1/2oz to 1oz, depending on how scented you want it.
Fill up the bucket with warm water, all the way to the top. Stir again.
Snap on the lid, & let it sit for 24 hours to gel up.
At this point, you can divide it up between different containers (empty laundry detergent bottles, etc.)
How to make a mint sugar scrub:
Place coconut oil in a bowl and microwave on HIGH 15-25 seconds until softened.
Start by adding 1½ cups sugar to the oil, along with the peppermint extract and green food coloring. Mix until ingredients are well combined and food coloring is evenly distributed. If mixture is too wet, add another ½ cup sugar until scrub is to desired consistency.
Spoon scrub into air-tight containers (such as a mason jar) and decorate with twine or ribbon.
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Disclaimer: KOAM is not responsible for any problems these homemade products may cause. Use at your own discretion.