{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Going Green!

Well...not really...but I'm doing a few things that would be considered "green!" I try my best to always take in my reusable shopping bags when I grocery shop and I've started making my own detergent. Yesterday, I made my second batch, and I really like it...Homemade Detergent
1 bar of soap
1 box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
1 box of Borax
10 gallon tote
HEAT 4 cups of water on stove. Grate soap and add to water. DO NOT BOIL!
Pour 2 gallons of hot water into container. Pour soap mixture in and stir. Pour 1 cup of Washing Soda in and stir. Pour 1/2 cup Borax in and stir! STIR, STIR, STIR!
Put lid on tight and let sit for 24 hours so it makes a gel. Use 1 cup per load!


Laura said...

How does it clean compared to detergent you've bought? Is the 10 gallon tote necessary or could a smaller one work?

Garrett Family said...

Did you get this from the Duggers on 17 and counting?? I saw them do that on there and seriously thought about giving it try - but have yet to do it. Thanks for giving us the recipe!!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

wow. who are you!??!?

amy said...

So do you use the mug on top to dip out the amount you need? How much do you use per wash?

J.E.M. said...

Found you through a friend's blog...do you know if it works in front loading washers? And also, how much do you use? Thanks for the recipe!