Friday, April 20, 2012

Pinned #8: Load of Fun with Laundry Soap and Fabric Softener


My Pinterest Stats for Week #8
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I finally jumped on the "make your own cleaning supplies" bandwagon. It seems like it is a growing trend right now with everything from drain cleaners to glass cleaners. There are lots and lots of recipes out there and I have tried a few but in my experience these are the two are my favorite.  
First recipe is from Jill at Onegoodthingbyjill.com, her recipe was for Rosemary Mint Fabric Softener

My take on her recipe:
*6 cups of water
*3 cups of white vinegar
*one bottle of Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner

Mix all three ingredients, but make sure to stir slowly so that you are not creating bubbles. (Do not pour in bottle & shake)

I have used several different types of conditioner and found that they all seem to work well. Using decorative bottles from World Market, it made perfect gifts for close friends. 


Second and one of the most popular laundry soap posts comes from whynotsew.blogspot.com you can find it HERE.

My take on her recipe:
*1 bar of ZOTE Pink Soap
*1 cup of Borax
*I cup of Super Washing Soda
*2 gallon cooking pot
*grater
*long wood spoon
*Drink dispenser to hold finished product





Grate bar of soap into cooking pot, using ZOTE it doesn't take very long because it is so soft. 
Pour one gallon of water into pot with soap and cook on medium heat until soap dissolves. 
Add the Borax and Washing Soda then bring to a boil so that it will coagulate. 
Turn off the heat and add one gallon of cold water. Stir well. Pour detergent into drink dispenser. 

Making this soap took less than 40 minutes and made my home smell so fresh and clean. Mr. KofColors thought it smelled good. 

Using the whole bar of ZOTE pink soap made the soap coagulate into a "JELLO like" thickness. I use one cup per load of laundry and it dissolves and cleans wonderfully! Maybe next time just half a bar of ZOTE might make it into a thinner mix. 

After a week of using the Laundry Soap and Fabric Softener, my clothing comes out just as clean and smelling wonderful. 

Whynotsew.com quotes the savings as
"estimated cost is $6.00 for 576 loads (depending on soap used and amount used per load, One BOX of Borax and Washing soda)The savings is incredible."
More LOADS of Fun with Laundry


~Amanda