Saturday, 20 October 2007

Making Liquid Hand Soap

Making Liquid Hand Soap

This is the first class in our "Green Cleaning" program. Luckily Green Cleaning is also "Super cheap cleaning".

Liquid hand soap 500ml refill = $4.20
Homemade liquid hand soap 500ml = 30c

It's sooo easy to make and only takes a few minutes
to produce hand soap refills that last months!

Since some of you missed the class, here's how to make it:
1 bar of soap - grated
12 cups of boiling water
3 tablespoons of glycerine

Stick the soap into the hot water and stir until dissolved. Then add the glycerine, stir and use a funnel to pour into the bottles. Leave overnight to cool. Refill your hand pump as needed.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Goat's Milk Soap

I just bought some goat's milk soap from ebay. It's made by a lady on 80 acres with her own goats.
It's simple, lovely, soft, free of all nasties and fragrances and I love it!
These are the ingredients; goats milk, palm oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil - that's it.
Exceptionally good for eczema, dry skin or any sort of dermatitis.

I've already grated one bar down and made 3 litres of liquid hand soap (took 10mins), I put a teaspoon of dried and crushed lemon myrtle leaves from my neighbours tree so I hope it turns out nice.

Update: I've been using this for about a month now and haven't needed to use hand cream at all. I use it to wash my hands, in the shower and sometimes my hair. it's pretty amazing stuff.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007


SUMMER is very fast approaching and we need to make the most of whatever rain falls, even grey water for the garden.

Plastic (food grade) water barrels available.

220 litre $25 each

no minimum, order is open, payment date tba

Here's a pic to show you the size of the tubs