Grid-down Soap Options

Posted on 2023-07-20
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Stocking up Checklist

  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Reusable washing eggs, Soap nuts or other products

Make your own Laundry and Dish Soap Checklist

  • Borax
  • Washing soda
  • Fels naphtha soap or similar bar soap or soap flakes
  • Oxiclean (optional)
  • Epsom Salt (optional)
  • Essential Oils (optional)

Animal Fat/Olive Oil Homemade Soap

  • Lye
  • Olive oil/Other plant oil
  • Tallow
  • Kitchen Scale

Recipe in separate document. Use a recipe because you want a specific fat ratio to react properly and completely with the lye. Read more >

Plants High in Saponis

  • Soapwort leaves and roots
  • Lambsquarters roots
  • English ivy
  • Soap nuts (plant)
  • Horse chestnut
  • Clementis
  • Bean water

To use saponin rich plants for washing simply boil or soak the appropriate part of the plant (fresh or dry) in water and let sit until the water feels soapy. Strain out the plant parts and then use as much as needed to clean with. Read more >

Enzyme Cleaner

  • Sugar
  • Yeast
  • Citrus peel

Recipe in separate document here >



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