Open the lid on this vintage breadbox and what do you find? Homemade laundry detergent. I got the recipe from a blog I follow - The Beehive Cottage. Go over and visit Maryjane sometime, she would love to hear from you.
It is easy to make with a few simple ingredients and does a wonderful job on the laundry. Couldn't wait to use it after all my work. We also use white vinegar instead of fabric softener and NO it does not make your clothes smell like vinegar.
These are the ingredients I used 1 1/3 bars Pink Zote Soap 4 lb. box of Borax 4 lbs. of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 4 lbs. of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
Grate the Pink Zote Soap and mix together with the other ingredients in a large container. Store in something that is air tight. This will make enough detergent to do about 150 loads because you only use 2 Tbs. per load so it only cost about 8 1/2 cents. The laundry will smell almost like it has been hung out on a line to dry.
This is one of the signs hanging in my laundry room. LET'S GO DO SOME LAUNDRY!!
I live in Alabama with my husband, 2 cats,3 dogs and a tank full of fish. We've been married 11 wonderful years. We have 3 grown children between us and 5 grandchildren. We live a simple life. We love going camping when we have the time. I love crafting, making cards using rubber stamps and the Cricut Expression, scrapbooking, yard sales and collecting things. I worked for a local newspaper until the end of October,2009 when I lost my job. I had been there for almost 41 years. So now what do you do, you either start over somewhere else or just retire and I choose to try the retired route. I'm sure it will be fun not having to go to work everyday with all the stress. This will be my first summer at home in a long time but I'm sure I can find plenty to do. We are both christians and attend a wonderful church.We put God first and everything else just falls into place. We are truly blessed.