All-purpose cleaner and de-greaser

(slightly more time consuming recipe)

What you will need:

2 litres of distilled water

Sliced lemon

Fresh rosemary

Witch hazel

Distilled vinegar

Vodka/Isopropyl alcohol

Carrier Oil or Glycerine

Essential oils – tea tree, rosemary, geranium

African black soap / Castile or olive soap / soap nut powder (Reetha)

What to do:

Infuse the Lemon and Rosemary in the distilled water by heating for a few minutes at simmering point then turning off the heat and allowing the properties to enter the water by leaving it for about 10 or 15 minutes.  Once the liquid is ready, use a piece of muslin to strain.

Grate the soap then add it or the powder to the heated and infused water.  You may need to heat the water again slightly.

When a liquid has formed, take off the heat and allow cooling for 10 minutes.

Then add the Witch Hazel (2 tbsp) and Vinegar (5 tbsp).

Take a cup (the measurement not the thing you drink tea out of!) of alcohol and add 10 Tea Tree essential oil drops, 10 Rosemary essential oil drops and 20 Geranium essential oil drops

Add the Alcohol mix to the liquid.  When cool, decant into a spray bottle.

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