Princess Flower has come to spend the night with us, and I had talked to her Mum (Aunt CC) about a special Science Project.
I decided to let the Caterpillars and Princess Flower help me make our own homemade laundry detergent. I found the recipe online and it seemed pretty simple. After doing it - I can tell you - if this works, it was so easy that I'll never buy laundry detergent again.
The recipe is easy: 1 bar of soap (I used Ivory), 2 cups Baking Soda, 2 gallons of water, plus 12-15 drops of essential oil (optional)
First, the kids had to shred the soap.
The cost is amazing - it cost me $1.06 to make the entire container ($2.13 between us). That's less than $0.02 per load. Purex (for HE washers) cost me $0.18 per load. AND this took less than 15 minutes of my time. I did scent the detergent, but only because I had essential oils in the house (I won them in a raffle basket from Whole Foods). It smelled just fine without the oils, but it was a nice touch to add lavender to mine and lemon citrus to Aunt CC's.
I'll post an update as soon as I've done a load of clothes.
~Lone Butterfly )i(