Can I Make Environmentaly Safe Laundry and/or Body Soap? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I need to make affordable dump-the-used-water right into the garden soap.

-- susan stewart (, March 20, 2002


Hello Susan,

My wife makes lye soap and it seems not to hurt our garden.



-- (, March 20, 2002.

Lye soap is enviromentally safe, I do the same thing, dump into the garden. I use lye soap to scrub my floors and dump the bucket into the herb garden... There are lots of recipes for both in the archives Happy scrubbin'......Kristean

-- Kristean Thompson (, March 20, 2002.

THANK YOU! You guys are the cat's meow!

-- susan stewart (, March 20, 2002.

I have been wondering about this for a long time. The only thing I have come up with is that over time soapy water will raise the salinity of the soil. I'll look for the site addy and try to post it.

I'd still like to use it--in some manure tea recipes I have you ADD dishwashing liquid as a main ingredient to promote growth!

-- Ann Markson (, March 20, 2002.

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