Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Make It Yourself - Laundry Detergent

I have been waiting for months to finish off my stash of laundry detergent.

"Why?", you ask?

Because I am venturing into the land of making my own.  I don't know why I get so giddy about stuff like this, but I do.  Josh just says it's these kinds of little things that make him love me more:)

1 bar of castile soap
Cheese Grater
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Baking Soda
Canister w/ lid for storing
8 drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil (optional)

1/8 a cup of this mixture per load is all it takes!


First I went to Walmart and bought-
HUGE box of Borax (less than $2)
HUGE box of Baking Soda (less than $2)

Then I went to Ebates, of course!
You get 1%-5% back off of your total purchase at

Then I found the store and bought-
You get 15% back off your total order for first time orders 
if you enter the promo code JXSH7696
PLUS - FREE SHIPPING on orders $25 or more!

I don't even know if it is necessarily more economical
(it certainly doesn't cost any more),
and I don't really know all the ins and outs of the "green" aspects either.
All I know is that you should be SUPER proud of me
for grating two bars of soap with a cheese grater and not cutting myself, ha!
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