|Brianna at Heart of Life!|
|Even the stationary was cute!|
On another note, completely unrelated, I decided to get a little crazy this afternoon and make my own laundry detergent! I was SO tired of dropping coin so often on detergent, and I saw that a friend of mine followed a recipe she saw on pinterest and bit the bullet and made it. You can click here to see the recipe that I followed. I pretty much followed exactly what it said, except I went a little heavier with the crystals! I have done 3 loads of laundry tonight, and I love love love my new detergent! Our clothes smell great. The first load I washed were towels and I used bleach with that load. The towels all smelled great and didn't have any remnants of the bleach odor after I took them out of the dryer! If I don't go too heavy with my detergent usage, this should last us 1 year! That's pretty incredible if you ask me! The way I see it, even if I do more loads/use more detergent and this batch only lasts me 7-8 months, it's still a great savings and I'm not constantly realizing that I ran out of detergent at 10:00 at night. Maybe this doesn't happen to you, but it happens to me....a lot. I never really know how low I am because the bottle is so heavy that I always think I have enough detergent for a few more loads. Here are some pictures from the dirty deed today!
|All of the ingredients|
|I took Bobbi's advice from the site where I got this recipe and layered each ingredient to make it easier to stir.|
|I used the Oxi Clean scoop to scoop some detergent back into the empty crystal container. Since the bucket is so heavy, I'm going to use the crystal container next to my washer, and I'll fill up the container as needed.|
|My mess afterward.|
|I poured the detergent into the crystal container cap up to the second line for a medium sized load.|