Tuesday, June 29, 2010

time to get dirty

It's summer - time for exploring and getting dirty.
I love sitting back and watching the these guys play. They are so creative with their pretend play. I especially love the different voices that are used for the many different characters.
On this particular day, there was a mama wolf and a baby wolf working on building a den. They were doing a great job with their den and also with getting dirty.
I don't mind the dirty, I just want to be able to get them clean.
Ever since I saw the post by Soule Mama about homemade laundry powder I have been wanting to make my own also. I just love the idea of making my own and it's also nice to know all the ingredients in my laundry detergent.
Homemade Laundry Powder
(Makes approximately 5 cups)

2 cups (finely) grated castile soap
1 cup borax
1 cup baking soda
1 cup soda ash (washing soda)
Mix and store in an airtight container.
I'm almost out of my store bought detergent and I have all the ingredients except the soda ash, so I am going to try it with what I have and see how it works. Man I'm impatient. Maybe if I just add a little more Borax and baking soda.
Time to go experiment!

1 comment:

  1. Fun! Fun! I love this kind of stuff. I have a similar recipe but have never tried it. Post your results. Oh! I also have a liquid recipe.


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