Thursday, January 12, 2012

Update on the laundry soap

 (a cute photo that has nothing to do with this post)

     I was looking back at some of our older posts and saw that we have been making our own laundry soap for over a year now!  I can't believe how natural it has become to just do it ourselves (okay by that I mean Jeff makes it and I use it).  I think that I've only bought two small containers of commercial laundry soap since we started using our own.  We still have some of the Borax left but after nine months we did have to buy more Washing Soda.  It is unbelievable that the supplies have lasted so long because believe me we do a lot of laundry here it seems.  The whole family has been so happy with the way the soap cleans everything and it doesn't leave that overpowering laundry soap smell like most commercial kinds do.  We even have several of our friends making there own soap now too!  Jeff's next project is to make a second batch so we always have one in use and one on hand just so that we don't have that 'oh my gosh I'm out of soap and I have to get this washed now!' thing going on.  If you didn't see our first post about it you can check it out here.  Let me know if you make your own and if you do anything different I'm always up to trying something new.


  1. I just tweaked our laundry detergent if you'd like to read about it. We tried a few other kinds of homemade concoctions which really flopped. I'll have to check out your recipe too. We're on the look out for a recipe to make a gel type.

  2. Thanks for the link! A gel might be really awesome. I can't believe that I used to pay a fortune for something that I can do myself.


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