Saturday, September 21, 2013


I just want to say thank you...
I have received so many uplifting, loving messages in the past few days. I can say that at this point in my life, I am doing exactly what I am suppose to be doing. It feels so good to be able to say that! I wish the world were a little smaller so I could personally hug and have a cup of tea with all of my friends and family. For now I hope you all know that I love you!
It is our first cool day of the season, so I have been in the house cleaning. I know, its a glamorous life I live!
One of the items on my to do list for the weekend was to make another batch of laundry soap. My mom gave me this recipe about three years ago, and we have been making it ever since. It takes just a few minutes, to make a batch that will last at least four months (for us). It is also a huge money saver, I spend between $12 and $15 on the four ingredients. I do on average a load of laundry every day. So it runs us about 8 cents a load. Pretty good, huh?

1 (4lb box) of Super Washing Soda
1 (4lb box) of Baking Soda
1 (4lb box) of Borax
3 bars of Kirk's Castile Soap
 We place the three bars of soap in the food processor to make it as fine as possible. After you have ground the bar soap mix it with the Borax, Baking Soda, and Washing soda. That's it, your done!
We have a front load HE machine, what we did learn is that with front load machines you do need to remove the "liquid only" tray. If you do not remove the tray it will clog, and back up into the tray. We use an old ice cream scoop for measuring out the soap. We use 1/2 a scoop, which is probably about two tablespoons.
Have fun washing!



  1. yep, as soon as my washer & dryer get shipped down, I'll be making a fresh batch...

  2. My grandmother would have loved you. Happy washing!!! Love, Aunt Linda


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