Monday, August 15, 2011

Homemade Detergents

The other day a few of us Mommas from church got together to make Homemade Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, and Dishwasher Detergent. No chemicals. All natural. And very, VERY cheap.
{Like $2.00 a year.}
It doesn't get much better than that, folks.
Cheaper AND better. A winning combo!

 Ruby with the twins, Aidan and Adar. They are a month and a half older than the Rubinator.


 Luca Joy...9 months and one day younger than the Rubinator.

While the soap "cooked", we tidied up...

Napped...


and talked girl talk and built one another up...


End result!
It's Borax, Fels Naptha soap, and Washing soda. You can add essential oils (I do for our clothes laundry, but omit it for cloth diaper laundry because oils will cake onto the cloth and make it not as absorbent) for scent if you'd like.

The dish soap is just Castile soap with a little bit of water to dilute it. Mine's Dr. Bronner's Lavender MMMM:) With a bit of Tea Tree oil because TTO is antifungal and antibacterial.


You let it sit overnight and then add warm water to the rest of the container and shake it up and you're done! Suuuper cheap!

4 comments:

Brittany said...

I SO need to try this out. We spend money like crazy on soaps and detergents! Can you tell me the amounts of each you do?

humblelearning said...

The napping shot is super cool Jess!

Molly Carman said...

Yesssssss! I'm reading the blog! Oh how I've missed it...

Kari Beth said...

Yes do a post with the recipes. I would also love to do this. I was looking at the mrs myers stuff tonight and it 1/4 cup of solution to 1 gallon of water. Which to me would last a long time! But still more than $2 a year!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Homemade Detergents

The other day a few of us Mommas from church got together to make Homemade Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, and Dishwasher Detergent. No chemicals. All natural. And very, VERY cheap.
{Like $2.00 a year.}
It doesn't get much better than that, folks.
Cheaper AND better. A winning combo!

 Ruby with the twins, Aidan and Adar. They are a month and a half older than the Rubinator.


 Luca Joy...9 months and one day younger than the Rubinator.

While the soap "cooked", we tidied up...

Napped...


and talked girl talk and built one another up...


End result!
It's Borax, Fels Naptha soap, and Washing soda. You can add essential oils (I do for our clothes laundry, but omit it for cloth diaper laundry because oils will cake onto the cloth and make it not as absorbent) for scent if you'd like.

The dish soap is just Castile soap with a little bit of water to dilute it. Mine's Dr. Bronner's Lavender MMMM:) With a bit of Tea Tree oil because TTO is antifungal and antibacterial.


You let it sit overnight and then add warm water to the rest of the container and shake it up and you're done! Suuuper cheap!

4 comments:

Brittany said...

I SO need to try this out. We spend money like crazy on soaps and detergents! Can you tell me the amounts of each you do?

humblelearning said...

The napping shot is super cool Jess!

Molly Carman said...

Yesssssss! I'm reading the blog! Oh how I've missed it...

Kari Beth said...

Yes do a post with the recipes. I would also love to do this. I was looking at the mrs myers stuff tonight and it 1/4 cup of solution to 1 gallon of water. Which to me would last a long time! But still more than $2 a year!