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Go Green – for not a lot of green!

recipesI’ve had the privilege of appearing on local television over the years, to share some ideas for making some basic cleaners on the cheap.

Here are the ingredients you’re going to need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Borax
  • Soap
  • Super Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda!)
  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Tea Tree essential oil

All of these ingredients can be found locally. One purchase should yield about 1 year’s worth of cleaning supplies.

As you read through the recipes, you’ll notice how much can be done with so few ingredients.

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playing catch up…

Quick Update on our happenings – 
On August 31, 2018, we closed our Pineville location and moved to 3202 Jackson Street, in Alexandria, LA’s historic Garden District.  Our new space is a little more than double the size we were previously!

Oma's Favorite Soap Cottage Storefront
Come in and visit us in the new place! We’re in the Jackson Square shopping center, next to Southern Chic and Kid’s B’Dazzled

Tuesday – Friday: 10-5; Saturday: 10-2

We’ll be extending our hours in mid to late November, until December 24, 2018.


  • November 10, 2018: 9 am –  5 pm; Sugar Day; Kent Plantation House – Live Soapmaking Demonstrations (11am & 1pm)
  • November 11, 2018: 12:30 pm – 5 pm; Holiday Open House; Oma’s Favorite Soap Cottage
  • November 24, 2018: 10 am – 4 pm; Shop Small Saturday; Oma’s Favorite Soap Cottage
  • November 30 – December 1, 2018: Alexandria WinterFete; Downtown Alexandria