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5/17/15 6:43 P

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Thx!! I'll have to make this recipe & give it a try. I have all the ingredients. Life keeps me busy, so I hope to print this off as a reminder to get to it.

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3/9/15 1:23 P

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Wow! How that recipe has evolved at my house! LOL

Here's the full gallon version!

You’ll need
- 1 gallon jug (I save and re-use vinegar jugs)
- 3/4 cup liquid soap (Murphy’s Oil Soap is a good choice)
- 2 quarts rubbing alcohol (70% is good, I like the 91%) – I get quarts for around $3 each at my local drug store/Sams Club/ Costco
- Water (distilled is a good idea if you’re able to get it)
- About 40 drops of essential oil (Optional) - my favorite blend is 25 drops of lemon and 15 drops of eucalyptus

Instructions:
1. Pour the alcohol into the jug.
2. Add no more than 40 drops of essential oil (tea tree, eucalyptus, citrus, lavender) to the alcohol (again, this is OPTIONAL, but essential oils do have antibacterial, antimicrobial and great cleansing properties).
3. Swish everything around gently
4. Add liquid soap
5. Fill with water.

Now you can fill your sprayer(s) and clean away. We use this in our Rubbermaid Reveal (like a swiffer, but the pads are washable and reusable – the bottles are refillable and there’s no throwaway) to clean floors, on countertops, cooktops – really, almost everywhere. This formula does NOT work well on windows, however.

Cost: Not bad at about $7.50 per gallon (calculated using Murphy’s Oil Soap in the quart bottle as the soap), but it’s still a lot cheaper than my former favorite (‘formula 409’ which was over $9 for 1/2 gal several years ago – no idea what it costs today) and doesn’t have the toxic chemical profile!

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10/23/11 1:32 P

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Thanks! Can't wait to try this out!

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10/22/11 7:01 P

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I usually don't share recipes like this til I've actually tried them a few times and made sure they work.

I'm actually quite impressed with how well this turned out. And we all liked the way it performed enough that I now make it up a gallon at a time. A gallon costs about 2.00 to make (I don't use distilled water, I use filter tap water). This takes the place of Formula 409 in our house and IMO, it performs as well on light dirt, but I often need a second go over or some soak time on something that's really stuck on or heavy.

By making this and using it, I know my family's exposure to chemicals and the pesticide that is marketed as antibacterial agent TRICLOSAN is at least reduced...

Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap would probably work as well as the Murphy's and isn't it available unscented?

into a 16 oz spray bottle:

1.5 teaspoons murphy's oil soap (1.5 teaspoons)
about 6-8 oz isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol (you may also use everclear, but I don't)
distilled water to fill

shake and spray at will




We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. -- Jim Rohn

Do whatever you do intensely. -- Robert Henri

Training is the opposite of hoping -- nikewomen.com
www.ancestralherbals.com


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