|How do such little bodies make so much laundry?!?!?|
Here is Rita's recipe:
1 bar Fels Naptha Soap (finely grated in a food processor)1 cup Washing SODA (Arm and Hammer brand)
1 cup Borax
Mix in a sealed container (or even an old commercial brand box works).
I have an HE/front loader and use approx 1-2 T of powder per load.
Easy-peasy, right? And I swear by it. It even removes the f-u-n-k-y odors I find lingering in my kids clothes! Amy and I make this together, everything is ALWAYS more fun with a friend :) We like to go online and get ideas, to experiment and change up the recipe a little.
|Me and Amy...|
To go along with my new soap, I hated to add chemical laden commercial softener, so I did some research online and figured out how to make my own :) I will show you the recipe further down, but first I needed to show off the cute containers I made...total THRIFT STORE finds! I then took my cricut, and cut out vinyl letters as labels and made my little glass containers cute enough to store on my laundry room counter.
And now for the fabric softener/deoderizer recipe I promised: Get out your paper and pencil, you will need to make a list.
1. White distilled vinegar
Thats it! I love my bottle of vinegar for many things, such as counter cleaner, carpet freshner, you name it, I'm the vinegar queen! So when I realized that I could use it to soften and deoderize my laundry, I was stoked! So I just removed the ugly Heinz label, slapped some vinyl on my vinegar bottle, and I then pour it directly into my machines softener dispenser.
And before you ask, your clothes WILL NOT smell like a salad. The smell magically dissipates after vinegar dries, leaving them simply smelling fresh and clean :)
If anyone has anything to add, or any fun laundry room tips, I'd love to hear them! I am also ALWAYS on the lookout for recipies for making my own cleaning products....hint,hint :)