Thursday, September 30, 2010

making it

Sometimes my husband accuses me of having what he calls "Little House on the Prairie" syndrome, which is manifested by my desire to make as much as I can on my own. It's true, if I think I can make something, then I do. We've been making our own laundry soap for a while now, and even Matt agrees it's a fine thing. Affordable, easy, longlasting and it smells so good!

There are lots of recipes out there for different types of laundry soaps you can make on your own. Here's what works for us:

One bar castille soap (we like Dr. Bronner's lavender)
One cup Borax
One cup Washing Soda

Grate the bar soap.

Mix with dry ingredients and store in a closed jar.

One jar lasts our family about 6 weeks (and we do a lot of washing!) We use about 1/8cup per load. Give the jar a little shake before scooping to make sure the soap flakes are mixed evenly throughout.

And as for the work involved in making the detergent, it goes pretty quickly with little hands to help!


Carrie D. said...

I saw this here and had to try it. Once I gathered all the ingredients, I couldn't believe how easy it was to put together. I've used it a few times now and love it! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

This sounds perfect. I love the tips you share here and how easy you make it all seem. I'm definitely giving this a go.