I used Zote soap, Borax and Oxiclean. Actually that's a lie. I had the Zote and Oxiclean, but didn't have any Borax. So my first few loads were without Borax - so my so-called stains might be weaker against the full-strength formula I will mix up today. I bought Borax on Saturday, and last night, mixed it with some of the detergent I had left over. Again, I just have to say how good it smells. I might just leave shavings of Zote lying around the house...
Monday, October 27, 2008
Homemade laundry soap.
I am totally hooked on blogs about frugality. In other words, I'm learning how to be cheap - or even cheaper!! This weekend, I made my own laundry soap. Yes, I pulled out the food processor, and ground up some cleaning stuff, and then washed some laundry. Of course, my first load was towels - but you can't really 'see' the dirt on them, so it was hard to tell if they were clean. But, they sure smelled good!! I moved onto a light-colored load. They came out pretty good. I'm not the best about pre-treating, so I'll have to work on that. I'm going to make more today - I made a small batch to learn. I'm really excited about this!! If you want some info on how to do this, this is what I read to start with: Homemade Laundry Detergent.