Thursday, November 17, 2011

Laundry Soap and Homemade Vinegar

You can save loads and loads of money by concocting your own laundry soap from scratch. We use only three ingredients.

one bar of

one box of

                                                                                                  and one box of

Shred the bar soap and mix with the two powders with a big wooden spoon. Use one 1/8 to 1/4 cup of laundry soap per load. You can also add about 30 drops of your favorite essential oil.
order from Natures Sunshine
Homemade Vinegar:

I used a little of the vinegar that I had from the store and made my own Vinegar for softening clothes.  If you want to find out how to make homemade vinegar and herbal vinegar  this a great tutorial. You can also add oils to the softener to add more scent.

I hope this is a blessing today! Let me know what you are doing to help your family with laundry.


Theresa said...

Thanks for the information on the homemade cleaning products. I always prefer to use them instead of store bought because you never really know what is in the store bought items.

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Emma said...

Interesting timing. This afternoon, on our way home from our every-few-months shopping expedition to the city, after we stopped to pick up a 5-liter jug of raw apple cider vinegar (for animals, but we use it ourselves!), we were discussing the possibility of making vinegar. I'm still not sure I want to add one more thing to my life, but maybe we ought to try.

Shiloh said...

I make my own laundry soap too, and I just tried adding essential oil, but the scent doesn't seem to even show up really. Do you have a preferred brand?:)

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Unknown said...

Who knew you could make your own vinegar?! Wow. Thanks for linking at Shine On Fridays.

Unknown said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for the info.

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Canadian Saver said...

In Canada I can't find the Fels Naptha soap and I've successfully used a bar of Sunlight laundry soap. Works as well I think!

I'm going to look into the vinegar recipe, thanks!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the ideas. How often we forget that we can make things instead of spending so much on products that likely aren't healthy for us anyway.

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Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Great ideas. I never thought of making my own vinegar!

Beauty and The Green said...

I am intrigued by this. Hmmmmm, lol, another thing I have to try! Thanks for sharing.

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