1/4 Cup Grated Soap (I love using Kirks Coco Castile Soap for this!)
Mix the dry ingredients together and put into a mixing bowl. Pour the boiling water over the mixture and whisk for several minutes until its fairly smooth. This stuff tends to remain a little lumpy but that's OK!)
After you've mixed it (probably till your arm hurts!) add 30 drops of essential oils. What makes this WITCHY instead of just another DIY laundry detergent is twofold:
1. The INTENT you put into making this. Some say you can raise the energy of a mixture by turning the spoon clockwise (or in this case the whisk!) It is difficult to create a magickal thing (whatever it is) to raise up health, prosperity and happiness if you are fuming mad or seriously sad over something. Put on some music before hand or watch a funny movie. Do something that creates a feeling of joy and pour that into your creation.
2. The attributes of the oils you add. Essential oils are not just a great natural way to add fragrance to your laundry, they also have natural anti bacterial properties. I recommend the following oils to help imbue your laundry with a positive and happy home vibration! (use them alone or mix your favorites together. Don't like these ones? Find more here! Need help mixing something up to attain a specific vibe? EMAIL me and I'll create a recipe just for you! No charge!
Lavender for Peace and Calm (great for a house with newborns or young children!)
Whisk this together some more and then add to a gallon container (a milk jug works just fine for this!) Fill to the top with water, store out of direct sunlight and shake before each use!
!!!Word of caution! DON'T add baking soda to this. It will make a sealed container expand or burst depending on the amounts used. DO Feel free to add a separate scoop of baking soda to your laundry to boost cleaning power though!