Saturday, February 16, 2013

Laundry Soap - Take 2...

I have been making liquid laundry soap for almost a year now and I really like it. I takes about 30 minutes to make and then you let it sit for 24 hours to gel-up before it can be used.

But, I wanted something easier and making the powder version is.

First, I grated one bar of Fels-Naptha soap. I used a large zester, which is a really fine grater, to do this.

I worked great. It made a very fine shred which was easy to mix with the powder ingredients.

Then I added one cup each of Borax, washing soda and baking soda.

After breaking up the larger chunks of Borax and washing soda with my hands, I mixed it together really good.

I'm storing it in a Mason jar. Just two tablespoons for a large dirty load or one tablespoon for a smaller load. This recipe should be good for about 30 loads of laundry.

I'm on my second weekend of laundry using it and I am very happy with it. 


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Be My Valentine...

I get e-mails from Lily Sugar and Cream. I love cotton yarn and Lily has a ton of fabulous colors at really great prices. Well, one of their newest free crochet patterns is the Be My Valentine Dishcloth.
Super cute and easy to do - I love it.