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My Laundry System – Eliminating Nasty Chemicals and the Problems They Cause

Update note: This page was originally posted on 11/29/12. I have made some changes since then so have changed the page to reflect those improvement.  

I am very picky about my laundry. I want it clean, soft and smelling good. I realized that the smell I had come to associate with clean was not really what clean smelled like. After all, real clean smells like bathed-in-sunshine, it doesn’t smell like Gain (which I…

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Clean Mix

Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Myrtle Essential Oils.


Three of my favorites for good old fashioned cleaning and “clean smelling”

There are endless uses for these oils but I have three favorites I just can’t do without:

#1) I use them in my spray cleaner

#2 I use them in my laundry.  a couple of drops on a little microfiber cloth makes the perfect dryer sheet without any harsh chemicals.

#3 I use them in my room sprays. They can get rid…

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Making Sprays… Body – Linen – Room

You can easily make your own sprays. Those used for body, linen and room are very similar. Only the percentages of ingredients change some depending on the point of the spray. You could even use one spray for all these things. Here are the ingredients:

A base of water or aloe vera juice.  If you are mainly making a body spray aloe is a nice base for it. Water can also be used and is fine for a linen or…

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Household Recipes

This page contains recipes for Mouthwash, toothpaste, deodorant and salt or sugar scrub.


  • 8 ounces water
  • 2 ounces Everclear or Vodka*
  • 2 tsp. glycerin
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops stevia
  • 1 drop of green coloring (optional)


  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1tablespoon arrowroot (or GMO free corn starch)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons…

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Essential Oil Important Info


You have to use logic and research.  In these days of mis-information we must all be educated.


  • Essential Oils are the natural distillates of plants and have the fragrance and characteristics of the plant. In general this is much healthier than synthetic fragrances that can be made out of anything without the ingredients being disclosed. Essential oils are also believed to have many therapeutic properties upon which the whole study of Aromatherapy…

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Good tip for those who work with essential oils.

These are some of the sizes my essential oils come in, from a kilo down to a half ounce.


The pieces of cloth are my “dryer sheets”.  One of the disadvantages to using all natural products in my laundry is that if I used the dryer (and who am I kidding, I almost always use the dryer) there is no fresh clean smell. Although many of the smells we’ve come…

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