DIY HE “Enchanted” Laundry Detergent


It’s been an interesting past few weeks. I made sure to have a backlog of videos while Cameraman Ken was being a caretaker for a friend and her kids–however, he’s still not finished with that assignment and I am a little ball of stress! So, you get a video of me making High-Efficiency Enchanted Laundry Soap!

I actually really like making my own laundry soap. I don’t break out when I use my own stuff. The first time I made this, I didn’t use the right kind of bar soap, so it isn’t quite as effective as it could be. And, after a few uses, I decided I didn’t like the scent profile I chose.

So, what do I mean when I say “Enchanted” laundry soap? There are several ways to approach this and all of them really come down to this: Intention. You can craft a spell to recite over your detergent; you can imbue it as you mix with your own energies; you can simply set the intention when you start the process; you can use the “magical” properties of the essential oils as the only enchantment. It’s really up to you. As you can see in the video, I just imbue as I stir.

Examples of essential oils and their properties include:

  • Peppermint – purification, healing, peace
  • Eucalyptus – protection, fresh energy, healing, purification
  • Lavender – love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, peace
  • Lemon – cleansing, spiritual opening, purification
  • Lime – purification, protection, calm, tranquility, love
  • Pine – new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, growth, cleansing, purification, repelling negativity
  • Ylang Ylang – peace, love, calm
  • Patchouli – propserity, love, grounding, spirituality

These are just some examples. Each of these also have mundane properties. Peppermint and Eucalyptus are both used as air fresheners, pest deterrents, and antibacterial/germicides. Pine is good for surface cleansers because it kills yeast spores, E. coli, and other household germs; combine with Thyme, which is powerful against salmonella, and you have a nice-smelling surface cleanser. When I wash my floors, I look at both the mundane and magickal properties of my oils and decide what it is I need and want for my home. Typically, I end up using a blend of Pine, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang (an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic). Floor cleaner is a make-as-needed item. Just mix a quarter cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and about 16 total drops of EOs into one gallon of water, then go to town on your floors.

So, there you have it! This will also save you money in the long-run–and reduce the amount of waste we put out into the environment. As a pagan Christian, I feel it is my responsibility to love my fellow human to the best of my abilities and preserve the environment to the best of my abilities. Black Lives Matter. Climate Change is Real. Where a Mask. Wash Your Damn Hands.

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

I’m not saying it was aliens…

Merry meet!

I love making these videos as much as I love making the food videos! These ones are way more relaxed. In this video, we’re going to make a really fantastic all-purpose cleaner. You’ll need a 16oz spray bottle and some funnels. Here’s a list of everything else:

1/2c apple cider or distilled white vinegar
1 T water (I used distilled)
10 drops of essential oils/essential oil blend (mine was 4 lemon, 3 lavender, 2 pine, 1 Peppermint)
2 T baking soda
about 1-1/4c Distilled water to top off

You’re going to put your liquids into the container first. Your vinegar, oils, and water, then gently shake them. Then you’re going to add your baking soda S L O W L Y. Ask me how I know to do it slowly. Because I’m a dunderhead and didn’t and there was a bit of an explosion because this was filmed early in the morning before my coffee had a chance to hit my brain and say, “Hey! You! The girl who aced chemistry. This is basic acid-base reaction…”

Once you’ve slowly added your baking soda, top the mix off with the water and give it a gentle shake. It’s now ready for use!

You can make this “enchanted” either by imbuing it with your intentions or by using essential oils that have spiritual properties. I, personally, use the ones I use because I know their spiritual properties, as well as their cleaning properties and I like the smell of the blend.

As I said, this is my go-to all-purpose cleaner. On my floors, I use 1/4c. ACV and 16 drops of essential oils/blend to a gallon of water. Again, I choose my oils based on their spiritual and cleaning properties. I love washing my floors and I know my cats aren’t going to get sick from the floor wash! Cameraman Ken wasn’t too enamoured with my homemade dish soap, so I’ll have to find another recipe for him and try again. I do like my dry laundry soap, though I need to make more and re-enchant that. I suppose that could be another video!

Blessed be, my Witchlettes!

“& Other Spells” – DIY Dish Soap

I have no idea what is going on…

I decided to start a new section for the channel. I mean, this is Kitchen Witchery & Other Spells. But, I haven’t really done “& Other Spells.” So, I’m going to start. Rather than watch me be an idiot with cooking, you can watch me be an idiot with other things!

I’m kidding. I’m not an idiot, but I am a goof. And that’s really what this channel’s about: Having fun, being yourself, and a little bit about cooking and making things. So, that’s why I decided to do a video on how to make Dish Soap.

I will admit that my dish soap did not thicken to the level I would like, and especially not to the level Cameraman Ken would like. I added another T of super washing soda, but I hadn’t gotten my mixture hot enough to dissolve it. I ended up removing about 1/2 T of the clumped washing soda before I realized I was using a mason jar and could just…put it in the microwave.

One minute in the mic on high will make the contents hot enough to stir in the super washing soda. You’ll need to let it sit for 24 hours and check it again. If it’s still not thick enough, repeat the process by heating it in the microwave and adding the super washing soda. Once it reaches the consistency you want, then you can add your essential oils (40 drops, total).

Let me know what other things you’d like to learn how to make. I can teach you about the “magical” properties of essential oils for you to enchant household cleaners; I can teach you to make other types of household cleaners; what other things would you like to know?

I am also planning to do two videos per Sabbat. Afterall, I am a Pagan-Christian, so I do celebrate certain Sabbats. I do not have a problem, however, doing videos for the ones I don’t personally celebrate because our paths are all different. A witchling may be seeking guidance and I can provide an option for them. The next Sabbat is Lughnasadh on August 1. I will have two videos specifically four Lughnasadh releasing July 28 & 30. The first video is likely to be a Lughnasadh-specific food dish; the second, I haven’t decided. It could be a craft, it could be decorating ideas, it could be a ritual–I don’t know! What would YOU like to see?

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