Going Green For Less

Laundry Detergent:

1 ½ Cup of Baking Soda

1 ½ Cup of Washing Soda (Plain- No Additives)

1 Cup Borax

½ Cup Epsom Salt

2 Tablespoons of Salt

5 Drops Purification Essential Oil (Or Lavender or Lemon)

Glass, airtight container

 Price Chart and Where to Buy:

  • 365 Everyday Value, Baking Soda 16 ounces( I buy 3) – .99 cents AMAZON
  • Arm & Hammer Super, Washing Soda 55 ounces- $3.97 WALMART
  • 20 Mule Team Borax Detergent 65 ounces- $4.47 WALMART
  • 365 Everyday Value, Epson Salt 4 Pounds- $4.49 AMAZON
  • Morton Salt 26 Ounces- .89 cents AMAZON
  • Essential Oils- Can vary from who you want to buy your oils from. I go between Youngliving and Amazon: For a pack of SIX oils on amazon it is $12.99 or buy one for $3.00 (For purposes below I only estimated the $3 one unsure if everyone would buy the $12.99 pack with 6 oils)

***Everyone needs to use which brand of oils they feel best***


RESULT: You can make 3 LOADS FOR 80-85 WASHES EACH LOAD only for $20.81!


Makeup Remover:

  • Coconut or Olive Oil (Yes, olive oil. It doesn’t clog up as many pores)
  • Cotton Balls or Pads

*** After you use the oil make sure to wash your face after with a cleanser or even water and towel to get the extra oil off***

Price Chart and Where to Buy:

  • Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 ounces- $10.97 AMAZON
  • Bag of 150 cotton balls or 50 pads- $1 DOLLAR STORE


RESULT: The 16 ounces of coconut oil has lasted me 15 months so far and I still am not done using it as makeup remover- $11.97 is the total.

—-Why spend $4-7 dollars on makeup wipes every few months when you can spend $11.97 ONCE a year.