1. Place the paste in the measuring cup and stir in the essential oils.
  2. Tilt the cup to the side. If the oil separates from ihe mixture around the edges, add more paste and stir.
  3. Store the concentrate in a wide-mouth glass iar. (Label it well—it looks like apple jelly])
  4. To use, first make an herbal infusion by placing I cup of antibacterial herbs in a saucepan. Pour 4 cups of boiling water over the herbs and let the mixture steep for 2 hours. Then add I to 3 teaspoons of

VfeCATlLE Vi^egAe

Vinegar is one of the best safe and natural cleansers. You can use it to clean windows, baseboards, wood floors, ceramic tile, plastic, linoleum, and many other surfaces. (Just don't use vinegar on iron or other metal surfaces that rust.) To use, mix

2 cups of vinegar (either white or apple cider) with 2 gallons of hot water in a bucket. Vinegar also has natural antibacterial properties, but for even greater disinfectant power, replace 4 cups of the water with a strong infusion of lavender, rosemary, mint, or thyme. Make the infusion by steeping 1 cup of the herbs in 4 cups of boiling water for two hours, if concentrate to the 4 cups of herbal infusion. Wipe the cleanser on the surface to be cleaned with a sponge or mop, then rinse quickly. A little vinegar in the rinse water helps remove the soap and also discourages bacterial growth.

Yield: About 1 cup of soap concentrate vr ■

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