Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Promise me you're going to clean up."

Do-It-Yourself Saturday {bit behind because my cheap computer cord broke.}

So one Saturday I decide to make my own dang laundry soap. It was super duper easy and it smells great! So I've got everything broken down "step-by-step, day-by day".

Step 1:
Go to the store and buy your supplies. You will need..
1 Container all ready to hold your wonderful detergent.{I bought mine at DI it was only Fiddy Cent!}
1 Cheese Grater
1 4lbs 12 oz box of 20 Mule Team Borax -- Found in the detergent isle
1 3lbs 4 oz box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda  -- Also detergent isle
2 2lbs box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda -- Found in cooking isle 
3 bars of Fels-Naptha {say it like you have a lisp, it's better that way} -- Again detergent isle
Salt and Pepper to taste .. "only kidding!"

You can also add 2 small containers of Oxy Clean, but this is optional-especially on my budget. I spent in total about $13.00. It yields roughly 2 gallons of detergent. And should last about 9 months! Say Wow!

Step 2:
Have a playlist of your favorite music ready. {"We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch!"}

Step 3:
The most 'time consuming' part of this project is the shredding of the Fels-Naptha, and it doesn't even take that long and it smells so nice. You prolly spend more time of the potty, and that smells.. well..

Step 4:
Line your detergent container with a garbage bag. I added the ingredients letting them take turns, layer by layer. Then gave it a wild shake.

Step 5:
Dumping it into the container was the worst part. Because all the particles got in the air and my lungs. So be full of care when doing that part.

Step 6:
Warsh your cloths! And all you need for a load of laundry is 1-2 Tablespoons. {I lean to 1T but for the real dirty loads use 2T.} Detergents at the store have fillers so that's why you have to use more. WOW! Never knew that. Surprise, surprise..

Join me again this Do-It-Your-Dang-Self-Saturday
to find out what these 2 have in common..

Thanks for playing! 
All info I got about this recipe was found here

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