Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Adventures in my Frugal attempt at Motherhood!

Yes, Its been ages since I have last written... But, since I doubt anyone reads this, I'm not too concerned in updating all of "you" in the changed since October.

But on a different on a different note, I decided to make homemade laundry detergent and fabric softener today. I have yet to try it, but it smells good and looks good!

Laundry Soap recipie

1 bar of soap-grated (I used Dove although most use Ivory)
1 Box of baking soda
2 gallons of hot water

Melt the soap on the stove with enough water to cover. Once melted add to 2 gallons of hot water and mix well. Add the box of baking soda and mix well again. Pour into containers and let set over night. This should gel up. Use 1/2 cup for regular loads and 1 cup for very dirty loads.

Fabric softener recipie

2 cups hair conditioner
3 cups of white vinigar
6 cups of water

Pour all into a jar or bottle, cover with lid tightly and shake well. Shake again before using.
Not really sure how much to use here but I am figuring it will be the same as regular fabric softener so I will use about a 1/4 cup or less.

More tomorrow when we see how it turns out!