Posts tagged homemade.



Dry Laundry Soap for 12.5% of the Cost. No Joke.

I couldn’t decide what soap to use to make homemade laundry soap, so I use both.

* Take 1 bar of Fels-Naptha soap (5.5 oz.) and grate it. 
* Add 1 c. of 20 Mule Team Borax, and
* 1/2 c. Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

Mix them all together. The end result? A spetacular version of powdery laundry detergent. I didn’t make this up myself. A friend emailed me the recipe years ago. Several versions exist online, too.   

* And if you add a grated bar of Simply Ivory Aloe (3.1 oz.), no kidding - a nice, clean, fresh scent.

Only 2 T. per load necessary, but make sure you pre-treat for stains and use more for particularly dirty laundry.

AND yes, you see these things next to a food processor. I use mine to grate the soaps and mix them really well. I make huge batches at one time and clean my processor out with extremely hot water and brushes. Think whatever you like.

I spend 12.5% of what I used to on laundry detergent.

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Who needs a corporate job when you are the bread winner anyway?


Lentil soup for lunch breakfast. so happy.


GPOYW: Past Halloween Costumes

I’m just going to say it: This costume was probably the best one I have made.


It’s just a WIN. A complete win.