Cleaning with Herbs: Eucalyptus-Mint All-Purpose Disinfecting Soap for Kitchen and Bath

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<p>• 5 cups grated castile soap<br />
• 1/2 cup baking soda<br />
• 1 teaspoon borax<br />
• 6 cups hot peppermint tea<br />
• 1 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil</p>
<p>1. Put grated soap into a 3-quart stainless steel saucepan and add hot mint tea. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat. Add baking soda, borax and eucalyptus oil.</p>
<p>2. Store in a labeled plastic jug or squirt bottle. Shake before using.</p>
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<em>Sandy Maine, founder of SunFeather Handcrafted Herbal Soap Company, is the author of three books on soap-making and lives with her husband and four children on a spotlessly clean farm in the Adirondack Mountains.</em>
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