Directions for Use:
Dilute this liquid soap! Dilute more if you are using it on your body or face, but less if you are using it on dishes or elsewhere in the house. Experiment to see what works best. Use this concentrate to refill our Foaming Liquid Soap bottles. See Foaming bottles for instructions. Soap may become cloudy at low temperatures. Due to the nature of organic ingredients there may be some variation in color or clarity from batch to batch. "Free fatty acids" (also known as unsaponified oils) are part of what gives our soaps their moisturizing properties. Some of these free fatty acids may settle to the bottom of the bottle over time. If settling occurs, shake bottle. Recipes: Floor Cleaner 1/8 cup Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 1/4 to 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar or lemon juice, 1 gallon hot water. Combine ingredients in a pail or bucket. Swirl the water around until it is sudsy. Proceed as usual. Shelf life: Discard after use. For greasy, no-wax floors 1 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup washing soda, 1 Tbsp Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 2 gallons hot water. Combine all ingredients, stirring well to dissolve the washing soda. Mop as usual. All-Purpose Cleaner 1/2 tsp washing soda, 1/2 tsp Borax, 1/2 Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 2 Tbsp vinegar, 2 cups of hot water. Combine ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well until all the solid bits are dissolved. For extra cleaning power, increase Borax to 1 tsp. Spray and wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge. Glass/Mirror Cleaner 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice, 2 cups water, 1/4 tsp Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap. Mix ingredients and apply with sponge or pour into spray bottle and spray on surface. Wipe dry with crumpled newspaper, buff to a shine. Scouring Powders- Non-Abrasive Soft Scrubber 1/4 cup Borax, Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 1/2 tsp lemon oil. In a bowl, mix the Borax with enough soap to form a creamy paste. Add lemon oil and blend well. Scoop a small amount of the mixture onto a sponge, wash the surface, then rinse well. Toilet Bowl Cleaner A squirt of Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap and baking soda or Borax. Scrub with a toilet brush. Oven Cleaner 2 Tbsp baking soda, 2 Tbsp Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 10 drops sweet orange, lemon, or lime essential oil, 1/2 cup hot water. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F for 15 minutes, then turn off and leave oven door open. Combine the soda, soap, and essential oil in a spray bottle. Add the water and shake well. Spray on oven walls and wait 20 minutes. Wipe clean and rinse well. Refrigerator Cleaner 2 Tbsp baking soda, 1 qt warm water, 1 tsp Ballard Organic All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap. To clean exterior and interior walls, dissolve baking soda in water, add soap, and wipe all surfaces. For stubborn spots, rub with baking soda paste (mix soda with small amount of water). Be sure to rinse with a clean, wet cloth. (This works well on other enamel-finished appliances as well.) To clean interior fixtures such as bins and shelves, wash in hot soapy water, fines well and dry. Baking Dish (Enamel, Ceramic, Glass) Cleaner Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, Baking soda or salt. Soak dish in hot soapy water then scour with baking soda or salt and rinse thoroughly. Coffee/Tea Stain Removal Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, Baking soda. Mix baking soda with enough soap to form a thick paste. Apply to surface with sponge. Rinse well. Pet Cleaner For Urine on Carpets: Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 1/2 cup vinegar diluted in 1 qt warm water. Dab area with towel to absorb as much liquid as possible. Wash spot with soap and rinse with vinegar/water solution. Lay towels over the spot and weight them down to absorb excess moisture. Let stand 4-6 hours, then remove towels. Brush carpet up and allow it to dry completely- use a fan if needed. For Flea and Tick Removal 1/2 cup dried rosemary OR 1 cup fresh, 1 qt boiling water, Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap. Make an herbal rinse by adding rosemary to boiling water and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain and cool water. Wash pet with a All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap and water and dry thoroughly (use 1 gallon water and 1 Tbsp soap). Spray or sponge herbal rinse onto pet's hair and massage into skin. Let air dry- do NOT towel dry as this removes the residue of the rosemary. Car Wash Soap 1/4 cup Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap per 1 gallon water. Mix in pail. Wash your car on the lawn instead of your driveway to reduce runoff to the street or storm sewer. To Soften Paintbrushes Hot vinegar, Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap. Soften hard paintbrushes in hot vinegar for a few minutes. Then wash paintbrush in soap and warm water and let dry. Vinyl Cleaner 1/8 to 1/4 cup washing soda, 1 cup boiling water 1 tsp Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap. Dissolve washing soda in boiling water. Let cool slightly and add soap. Apply with sponge and wipe off with a damp cloth. Furniture Cleaner/Conditioner/Polish Makes 1 gallon (lasts a long time). Use on furniture as a polish. On car interiors and tires. On leather shoes, clothes, couches, and vinyl. To shine stainless steel. On painted surfaces such as blinds. Not recommended for wood, antiques, floors, pergo, or linoleum. Ingredients: 3 1/3 cups organic olive oil, 1/3 cup Ballard Organics All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 40-60 drops of lemon oil (optional), 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract. Fill gallon jug halfway with water. Add all ingredients. Fill jug the rest of the way with water. Shake well. Put in spray bottle for best results. This needs to be shaken before each use. Laundry Laundry Soap 1 oz Ballard Organic All-Purpose Concentrated Liquid Soap, 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar. Fill washer with water and add each ingredient in the order given. Launder as usual.
Warnings: If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.