Although mild to the skin, the eucalyptus is tough on germs and helps to disinfect while providing a lovely fresh scent.
As a bonus, using eucalyptus essential oil in your cleaning products also helps to naturally repel undesirable insects and pests from hanging around inside your home.
5 cups grated castile soap
1/2 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon borax
6 cups hot peppermint tea
1 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
In a 3-quart stainless steel saucepan, combine the powdered/grated castile soap and hot mint tea. Bring the mixture to a simmer for fifteen minutes over low heat. Add baking soda, borax, and eucalyptus oil stirring well. Remove from heat, cool about 30 minutes, transfer to plastic jug or squirt bottle & label as disinfectant soap. Shake well before using.
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