So fresh and so clean, clean

I don’t know about the rest of you, but laundry is about the worst chore! Hence why we do laundry once every four weeks or so! But that means it’s a lot of loads to fit into two days. AND, I had no detergent left! I had been making my own detergent and ran out last load so before I could wash Kevin’s undies, we needed to make more detergent – here is what I do…

First, I grab my husband and have him grate the soap (found in most grocery stores) – aside from being the soapy part of the detergent, it also helps give our clothes a fresher scent.

IMG_1483After he grates my two bars (which he does much fast than I can), we add in the Borax and Washing Soda (found in any grocery store).

IMG_1484The boxes were close to being empty, so we literally did not measure. Throw it all together and store in an air tight container.

IMG_1489I happened to have some canisters with a rubber seal sitting around – usually I use large mason jars. I use about 1-2 scoops depending on the size of the load. Typically, I always wash on Super size load and about 2 scoops (the old school plastic coffee scoop). This will last hopefully 2-3 months at the rate I do laundry.

Recipe:

Equal parts:  Borax and Arm and Hammer Washing Soda

1 Bar of Fels Naptha – grated (1 bar / cup of Borax) – any natural/fresh soap can be used. The less added ingredients, the better.

Scented oils can be added to give your clothes a better smell as opposed to “cleaning product”. We really like usually this, it’s cheaper and doesn’t clog up our washing machine – but it is much more potent than the watered down stuff you find in the store – try not to get it in contact with skin.

After a day full of washing, drying and folding I was finally able to enjoy a little cocktail time!

IMG_1495Super quick and easy drink of Vodka and Simply Balanced Sparkling Drink. Add some ice and enjoy!

Stay inside. Stay warm. Cozy up. ♥

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