Liquid Sunshine Dilution Rates
So you’ve bought yourself a bottle of Liquid Sunshine… You need to dilute but how much? I’ve put together a quick reference for you. None of this is a hard and fast rule. If your stuff is really dirty or your water is really hard, then you may want to use more than the recommended amount. However, this should get you started..
Dishes (handwashing) : Pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt on a scrubbing brush and scrub your dishes. Alternatively squirt straight into the basin of water.
Laundry: 1/3 – 1/2 C of soap for a large load in a normal washing machine. Add 1/2 C vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Mopping: 1/2 C of Soap in 10 L of hot water
All-purpose Cleaning: 1/4 C soap in 1 L of water poured into a spray bottle. Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil if desired.
Windows: 1 tbsp soap in a liter of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar/half water
Toilet: Pre-dilute 1:4 with water in a squirt bottle. Add a few drops of tea tree oil. Empty toilet, squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn water on and flush
Carpet Cleaner: You can make an effective carpet cleaner by mixing 1/4 C Liquid Sunshine into 1 C water. Place the solution in the blender and let it fly until it forms a stiff foam. Apply as you would any other carpet cleaning product.
Fruit and Veggie Rinse: 1 dash (approx. 1/4 tsp) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish then rinse in clear water.
Dog Washing: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length and overall dirtiness. I wet my dog thorougly, then start to work in the liquid soap up and down their body until I have a good later. Really massage it down to the skin. Your dog will thank you for it. To repel any ticks and fleas add a few drops of peppermint, clove, lemon, tea tree or lavender essential oil.
Plant Spray for Bugs: 1 tbsp in a liter of water. Add 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or cinnamon if desired.
Ant Spray (not on plants): 1/4 C liquid soap with added tea tree in a liter of water. This concentration will burn plants