I have been following this blog for a few months now:
Jill has some really good recipes on making every day products at home, gift wrapping ideas, just all kinds of wonderful things to be "green," affordable, practical...can I think of any other adjectives...well you get my drift. I have emailed her blog to different people when I see something I think they might be interested in...so instead of me babbling on and on...just go and check it out for yourself.
For awhile I have seen in the blogging world homemade recipes for laundry soap. This peaked my interest.
I checked the grocery store for the items needed to make the soap and could not find everything, but the other day I was in our local Wally World and lo and behold everything I needed was right before my eyes.
Got everything for less than $10.00
It all sat on my counter for a couple of days and today was the day I decided I was going to make it.
Got out a large bowl, funnel that I had made larger where it funnels into the jar, large serving spoon and mason jars. I used Qt. jars.
***Notice it says that it is OK for HE washers
All mixed in the bowl...SUGGESTION: Mix in the sink because a fine mist of powder could possibly cover your counter, so I have read.
Each Qt. jar (using the recommended 2 T. per load) washes app. 32 loads + small jar and I should get app. 140 loads with what I made. It didn't take long to make the batch but you get an arm work out grating the Fels Naptha Soap and that probably takes the longest.
So you decide...is it worth it? I am going to use this and see what I think. These ingredients provide deep cleaning, odor free, stain fighting, and a neutralizer, so it will be interesting to see how this works.
It would work well on hunting clothes (hunters never like their clothes smelling "April Fresh") and baby clothes if they break out with perfumes with regular laundry detergent.