Monday, March 5, 2012

What's that I smell?

Clean...fresh, clean laundry. 

I've seen this around quite a few blogs and actually have some friends who have been doing it for a while, but I'm a die hard Tide fan and just couldn't see the point in actually making my own laundry detergent. 

Bring on a lack of change in income and surprise, surprise-a new found need to save every single penny sets in. So instead of spending $10 on the bright orange bottle of goodness that will last approximately 72 loads, I instead spent $8 that will last me months and months of laundry (oh joy!).

It's seriously one of the most simple things I've ever done...and it works!

You'll need all of 3 ingredients...all which you can find at Wal-Mart or Target.

I actually decided to use two different soaps just to get a bit of the lavender scent in my laundry that I like so much.

Use a cheese grater to grate your soap-try to get it the tiniest bits you can so that it will dissolve better-a friend suggested blending it also, but well, I kinda forgot and it doesn't seem to be a problem for me.

Then just mix in one cup of Borax and one cup washing soda-stir well and taadaa! All done!

It only takes 1 tablespoon of the mixture for each load you do! Holy crap!!!

I just pulled out the first load from the dryer...they smell super clean...heck, the whole house smells clean! 

My husband hasn't stopped cracking jokes about it all afternoon...I expect to get a washboard for Mother's Day ;-)


Jen James said...

Hey fellow freaky soap-maker! Yeah, I did the homemade soap for about the last 3 years, and about a month ago, I gave myself a break and gave in to the boxed kind. I'll get back onboard soon though. Where'd you find the felz naptha????

Michele said...

You know, I think I'm actually in love with the home made...chris -as you can imagine- made tons of fun when I bought it all home, but he's made numerous comments about how good it smells! Ha! And I got everything at walmart in the laundry aisle-minus the lavender soap that I got at kroger.

hotpants™ said...

Clean laundry? What's that?!

Fifty Shades of Grey is up next on my list. Everyone seems to love it!

hotpants™ said...

I see that you're in Lakeland, TN. Howdy neighbor!

Heather said...

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