- Borax (AKA Boric Acid)
- Baking Soda (Dollar Stores are a cheap place to look.
- Fragrance or Essential Oils
- A large jug or jar with tight fitting lid
So anyway. You add the oil to the powder in a jug or jar with a tight fitting lid. You should only fill your container about 2/3 the way full so that you have shaking space. Put the lid on and shake vigorously. Shake daily for about a month. Then it's ready.
Now, here is where the magic comes in. I like to use the principals of aroma therapy, astrological influences and herb magic in my preparations. For instance, a floor powder made on a Friday, during a Waxing Moon in Venus, using Rose & Sandalwood oil, & adding in an opal just for kicks, would provide you with a floor powder suitable for stirring up some romance. As a true believer that magic should permeate our lives, I encourage you to use these recipes as a chance to squeeze in some 'everyday magic'. Burn a candle & focus on the intended result as you mix your powders. Visualize your intent when you do your daily shaking of the mixture. Treat it like a spell instead of a cheap, natural, home made carpet powder.
Another thing you can do with this combo is to add Tea Tree Oil to it and use it as an germ killing soft scrub(perfect for toilets). It can be used as a laundry detergent as well, I use about 1/2 cup per load with castile soap.