I’m linking up again today with Heather over at Upside Down Homeschooling for What Works Wednesday.
Here is the most recent household tip that has really been working for me: A new laundry soap recipe!
A couple of years ago, I started making my own laundry soap. It was kind of a process, though not difficult, and I blogged about it. I was really happy with it for a while, but then my whites started looking really dingy and all my laundry was holding onto an odd sour smell. I didn’t update because I was looking for something else. Then it was just sad when I didn’t find anything that worked for me. So I was back to store laundry soap and I really didn’t want to blog about that. Even more sad.
Enter my friend Maria discussing crunchy hair with me and voila, She gave me a new laundry soap recipe. She found it somewhere on the internet and it is ALL OVER out there, but she gave it to me with out a site credit, so I’m just taking the lazy way and crediting her for it.
Easy Liquid Laundry Soap
Boil 4 cups water (I use a large glass measuring cup and put it in the microwave).
– 3 TBSP Borox
– 3 TBSP Washing Soda
– 2 TBSP dishwashing liquid (the kind you put in the sink, NOT the kind you put in the dishwasher)
Let sit until cool. Pour into a gallon jug and fill remaining space with cold water, allowing suds to run out over the top.
Use about 1/2 cup for a very large or very dirty load.
We have very dirty loads OFTEN at our house
I have been using this homemade laundry detergent for months now and I am so pleased. All the clothing smells wonderful and it is at least as clean as when I was using the expensive ‘environmentally friendly’ store soap. I love how easy and quick it is to mix a batch and Little Cowgirl loves helping to do so.
Now, if only there were something I could mix up to fold and put away the clean clothes. Let me know if you have a recipe for that!