Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent & Sweet Friend

I realize that I have posted this before but making your own laundry
detergent is so worth it!

1 Cup grated bar soap ( I use Ivory soap)
1/2 Cup borax
1/2 Cup Washing soda

Grate 1 cup of bar soap

Add soap to 1-1/2 quarts of water along with your borax
and washing soda and heat until soap has dissolved.
This doesn't take long at all.

I used to buy this big bucket of laundry detergent at Sam's Wholesale
so I use this old bucket to make and store my detergent in.

Put 8 qts. of cold water in the bucket or a big container.

Add your hot mixture to the bucket of water and let cool.
The mixture will thicken very quickly.
Once it thickens then you can pour in to other containers if you want to.
You can also add fragrance if you desire.
Use 1/4 cup per load.
I am all for saving money!
Try it!
You might like it!
And I am joining Allie with Christmas Through The Year because
 I am giving all of my children a gift of this laundry detergent for Christmas!!

Look at all this stuff!!!
I was on facebook the other night and saw where
a friend of mine got a great deal  with her coupons.
The total costs of all her items was over $500.00 and she only paid approx.
 90 dollars for her purchases.
  I commented on her good deal and the next day
I had this waiting at my door when I got home!
 Is this a good friend or what????

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR........a special sweet friend.


Lola said...

That is an awesome friend. So nice.
I'm sure you can use all those wonderful products.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I've made that soap many times!

What a great friend you have.

webbsway said...

O my goodness - VAl- A real friend Indeed!

I have to agree with you about the detergent - I have been making mine for a year or two now and it certainly does help.When I stop and look at the price of detergent in the stores I almost have a heart attack! So, thank goodness for this gift and thank goodness for the people who do offer the knowledge of it online.

Darla said...

I am borrowing this idea... it would make awesome gifts housed in cute containers! Love your surprise at your door.

Alice Grace said...

Very good savings! I know you are proud of the gifts also!

Midlife Mom said...

What a nice friend! That was one nice surprise! I've always wondered what the couponers do with all the extra products that they buy, I hope they all are as generous as your friend! :o)

I have never made detergent before but may give it a try. It seems like I am always doing laundry!!! xoxox

Cheryll said...

That will make a wonderful and very useful gift too! I used to take my son "things" when I visited him and he was VERY thankful (now he lives nearby)so will your family I'm sure!
Great job! :)

Rhonda said...

I am heading over to the Christmas gift blog, I need some ideas and soon!
thank you for the link.

and what a nice, sharing friend you have.

Anonymous said...

well done Val i think that is a terrific idea,in fact i am going to send your blog site over to my daughter she will love this,and yes you have a terrific friend such lovely needful goodies.

Allie said...

You are BRILLIANT, girl! What a great Christmas gift! I need to get some washing soda so I can make my own as well. You have a very good friend there - I've never found the time to hunt down coupons, but I'm amazed at the bargains people get!

Sandra :) said...

Homemade laundry soap for Christmas - that is BRILLIANT - what a fantastic idea! Good for the giver's wallet, good for the environment, and a real time and money saver for the kids too - I like this!

Loralynn said...

Great laundry soap recipe. I use the washing soda and borax mixed in equal parts as a substitute for oxiclean. Works like a charm!

rosie said...

Such a great idea... I was going to make raspberry vinegar for pressies, but your detergent is fantastic..