Wednesday, May 18, 2011

So it's not food...But there are recipes :)

So I've been trying to find easy ways to help save us money. I've heard people talk about homemeade laundry soap and thougth why not give it a try. I bought the supplies and made it, and have tried it and I can officially say I LOVE IT! It is so simple to make and works great and averages out to be like 5cents per load verses the 25cents a load I was paying with store bought detergent. Here is the recipe:

Powdered Laundry Detergent

2 cups Fels Naptha Soap (finely grated – or any of these other soaps Ivory soap, Sunlight bar soap, Kirk’s Hardwater Castile, and Zote. Don’t use heavily perfumed soaps.) I used Fels Natha because it is specifically a laundry bar soap
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Borax

Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container.
Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per full load.

Powdered Dishwasher soap

1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda

Combine and store in airtight container. Use 1 Tablespoon per load

For a rinse agent in your dishwasher use White distilled Vinegar.

I think these are great, work really good and save money! I also think that these are great items to have in your food storage. Whether you have it made or at least the ingredients to make them if needed! Happy washing!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for humoring me Candace! I can't wait until my laundry soap is gone so I can make this!! How does it do on little boy stains?