Thursday, August 6, 2009


First of all, don't forget to enter on Shalon's post below to win a coffee cozy. Even if you don't drink coffee, they are great to put around your cold drinks and they look so much cuter than a napkin. It is a double sided polka dotted cozy. All you have to do is make a comment on the post below. . .even if you don't think you would use a cozy, you might change your mind if you give it a try. I keep mine in my pocket book and pull it out every time I get a drink somewhere. Plus, if you are trying to be Eco-friendly, these definitely are!

I started making my own laundry detergent a couple months back and I have liked it so much that I decided to add it to my baby shop. It is safe for babies and I think it cleans better than the other detergents I had been using. If you want to make your own, here is the recipe (I will have to warn you that the ingredients are difficult to find and expensive to buy on the internet, our commissary carries them, thank you Army).

2 cups of finely grated, mild soap (homemade, Ivory, Fels Naptha, or any other mild or sensitive skin soap)

1 cup of Borax

1 cup of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda (this is the ingredient that is hard to find!)

Mix together. Use 1 tbl. for regular washers or 1/2 tbl. for HE.


MG said...

Thanks for posting your laundry soap! I've been thinking about making my own for awhile! Where is the super washing soda located at your commissary?

Jo said...

Love this ~ thank you! I've been thinking of making our own but have had no idea how to or even where to begin. I'll have to check our commissary next time I'm there.

So glad I found you ~

miss indie said...

Haha I totally want my long hair back now :] I think I'm gonna go for it.

Homemade laundry detergent?! That's fantastic! I love it!

So-Sew Me said...

I just made my first batch last month and love it. I used Zote but I am thinking of Ivory next time because of the fragrance. A small coffee scoop is the perfect amount.

Dix said...

I'm always unsure of the labor vs cost on laundry soap