BA­SIC, ALL-PUR­POSE CLEAN­ING GLOOP

Herbs & Superfoods - - Using Herbs In The Home -

This cost-ef­fec­tive mix, de­vised by Donna Lee of Cot­tage Hill Herbs (cot­tage­hill­herbs.co.nz), can be used for dish­wash­ing, clothes laun­der­ing, ba­sic clean­ing, or as a fab­ric soft­ener.

In­gre­di­ents • 3 cups water • ½ cup finely grated soap • 1 cup pure cider vine­gar • 1 tea­spoon lemon­grass or other pure es­sen­tial oil

Boil water, add soap and stir till dis­solved. Re­move from heat and stir in the vine­gar and es­sen­tial oil. Place in a glass con­tainer.

For sham­poo: Sub­sti­tute chamomile tea, rose­mary or laven­der (strained) for the 3 cups of water.

For scour­ing the bath, stove, or hard-to-clean sur­faces:

Add 6 ta­ble­spoons caster sugar and 2 tea­spoons pumice pow­der to the gloop. This works well for clean­ing the stove and other ar­eas that need a good scrub.

Be care­ful with del­i­cate sur­faces, as it may scratch.

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