Sunday, April 15, 2012

All Purpose Natural Cleaning Soap

Here is a great all purpose soap for your Spring cleaning. The eucalyptus and peppermint are disinfecting and has the added bonus of repelling creepy crawleys and flies!

~5 cups grated castille soap
~1/2 cup baking soda
~1 teaspoon borax
~6 cups of strong, hot peppermint tea
~1teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil

Put the grated soap in a large stainless steel pot and add the mint tea. Simmer on low for 10-15 minutes and remove from heat. Add baking soda and borax and mix thoroughly. When cool stir in the eucalyptus oil. Store in a labeled squirt bottle. To use shake well and add a generous squirt (1/4 cup or so) to a sink or bucket full of water.


  1. G'day. That sounds like a great recipe. I am not sure if we have Castille soap here in Australia, but maybe a pure soap will work just as well. I will try it. Take care. Liz...

    1. Castille soap is just an olive oil based soap- simple and unscented. I'm sure another pure soap would work as well, Liz.
      : ) Gail