Friday, June 20, 2008

In the washing of the water will you take it all away

I have been embracing my inner ecocheapchic this week. I collected the simple materials and made my own laundry detergent today. I felt like a pathfinder in the previously unexplored area of frugal and eco laundry arts. It was simple really.


Grate a bar of soap...You can use Ivory or Fels Naptha- I used a micro planer tool.


Scour yr local haunts and find washing soda and Borax.


Mix 1 cup Borax, 1 cup washing soda, and grated bar of soap.


Package Pretty and enjoy.

I might add some essential oil next time for scent- but I just washed a load and it smells fine- just clean.

It is cleaning day. Finn washed floors for me. I can see the bottom of my sink again. Things are better. Finn is going to visit the Olentangy Indian Caverns today with his auntie and uncle and me and Blaise are gonna chill. I think it's a John Hughes DVD kinda late afternoon. Happy Weekend. xo



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6 comments:

Jodi said...

Just when I thought I couldn't love you anymore...you go and make your own laundry soap!

barchbo said...

So those ingredients were not difficult to find?! I will try it! I hope mine turns out okay.

Love. Those. Boots. Once glance, and I knew those were Molly Ringwald's BREAKFAST CLUB boots. I wanted those so bad...and I still do.

mary said...

You're like superwoman!!

amy t sharp said...

jodi- :) xo
Barch- I had to order online the washing soda! borax is easy to find
mary- hardly!!!!! :)

Headless Mom said...

After a little more cleaning here I may have to do the same.

Breakfast Club is good for the soul!

germandolls said...

I have been wanting to do this. Please, can you tell us where to buy the ingredients. What store On or OFF-line do you get the borax or soda?
I really would like to make my own detergent!

www.germandolls.blogspot.com

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