Eco-friendly Cream Cleanser

"An ecologically sound alternative to SoftScrub. I found this recipe in a booklet of eco-friendly housekeeping and gardening put out by my municipality."
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Ready In:
120 ml


  • 60 ml baking soda
  • 30 ml borax
  • 30 ml laundry detergent
  • liquid bath soap


  • Mix the powders with enough liquid soap to make a thick, creamy paste.
  • Use as you would any cream cleanser (SoftScrub).

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  1. Yeah... this recipe pretty much rules. Everyone who ever uses our eco-friendly cream cleanser goes on about how well it works. For the record, we use Seventh Generation Dish Liquid and Tide Free as the 'bath soap' and 'laundry detergent'.
  2. This worked beautifully in my kitchen sink. I used a few drops of tea tree oil as well. Thanks for posting!


<p>I live in Montreal, Canada with my husband and two children (boy born in 1998 and girl born 2000). No, we weren't going for a Y2K baby, she was born in August :-) I love to cook but I hate decidng what to make. I'm just starting to plan my meals in advance and am finding it a real challenge. I love the fact that real people review these recipes and add their own hints and tips. <br /> <br />My son has recently (Sept 8, 2003)started the ketogenic diet for his epilepsy so I'm learning how to disguise cream and oil and how to make miniscule portions look bigger. It's an interesting challenge. As of Februaury 27, 2004 there has been no improvement in my son's seizures so we have have decided to stop the diet. We have to stop the diet gradually though so it will be about two months before he can eat regular food again. There is one more medication we can try and after that our last option is a VNS (vagal nerve stimulator). It is similar to a pacemaker but for the vagal nerve in your neck instead of for the heart. Wish us luck! <br />Update Feb 2005- Well, my son had the vns implanted in June 2004 and it hasn't stopped the seizures but it did make them shorter (30-45 seconds instead of 2 to 2 1/2 minutes). His doctors plan to increase the setting until we see more results or the side-effects get too annoying.</p>
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