Friday, April 13, 2012

Sal Suds Multi-purpose Cleaner

I wanted to post another recipe with Sal Suds that has a little extra power for cleaning messy countertops, bathroom sinks, spills on floors, dirty walls  This works awesome and I love the smell. Weird maybe, I know.  With TTO I find that people either love it or hate it.  This is a recipe I came up with myself after doing some research and talking to one of my green cleaning neighbors.


Sal Suds Multi-purpose Cleaner
  • Water (24 ounces)
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Sal Suds Castile soap
  • ¾ cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp Super Washing Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Borax
  • 25 drops tea tree oil (TTO)
  • 2 drops eucalyptus oil 
Put in spray bottle an mix gently. The Borax and Washing Soda does take a little time to dissolve. Careful, the hydrogen peroxide causes the spray bottle to expand and contents may overflow even though bottle is closed.  Make sure to store on top of paper towel to protect surface from leakage when batch is fresh and bottle is full.   For best results wipe with a wet cloth, then follow up with a dry one.  This cleaner requires very minimal scrubbing and provides a sparkling clean.  Enjoy!
   

7 comments:

  1. What is the difference between sal suds and regular castile soap? Can I substitute with regular castile? Thanks for the great ideas. I can't wait to try your cleaning products! Great blog!

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  2. Hi Pam! Sal Suds was made specifically for cleaning surfaces. It has SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate) in it and can create quite a bit of bubbles of too much is used. It can also be more drying than castile soap because it was created for surface cleaning, while castle soap can be used for either cleaning surfaces or your body. Sal Suds is not harmful, it just has a little more umph or cleaning power for grease and stains. Sal Suds does not contain olive, jojoba and hemp oils like the castile soap does.

    Yes you can substitute with the regular castile soap you just may need to scrub a little more, or you can use half and half. I still add a little squirt of castile to my multi-purpose cleaner. It has been know to help the SLS to rinse away. Here is a link that gives a pretty good description of Sal Suds for you to cut and paste. Thanks for visiting! http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/SSLI16/SalSudsLiquidCleaner.htm

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    1. Thank you for the info. I had tried to get only dr. bronner's site but for some reason was unable. I am going to see if I can find some locally. If not I will be ordering online soon! Thanks again!

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  3. Good Morning! Where have you been able to find Sal Suds here in Colorado? I am having trouble locating a retailer.

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    1. Hi Cordy. I know this reply is late. Sorry about this. I did not see your comment until now. I have not purchased it for a while because I'm still going through my gallon I purchased online. You should be able to find it at Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers or Whole Foods.

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  4. Does mixing the vinegar and sal suds cancel each other out?
    http://www.lisabronner.com/a-word-of-caution-about-vinegar-and-castile-soap/

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  5. Sal suds is not a castile soap. It's a detergent and yes, you can mix it with vinegar. Though, I'm more concerned with mixing the vinegar and washing soda. I would think they would most definitely cancel each other out. As well, I also heard you shouldn't mix vinegar with hydrogen peroxide.

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