It was exactly one year ago that my brother and I spent some time in Arizona with my mom and dad. I've been thinking about mom and missing her a lot lately. So, in the spirit of her infamous frugality, I decided to try something that she did when she was feeling up to it. . . make homemade laundry soap. I'd stumbled upon a recipe for a "high efficiency" washer, low-suds formula on Pinterest. Cost per load: 3/1000ths of a penny. Seriously, folks. That's amazing.
I picked up the three ingredients at WalMart. They were all sitting next to each other in a row on the shelf.
I used my large stainless steel Pampered Chef bowl to make the brew and their mandolin cheese grater to grate the hard soap before melting.
It made a huge batch of 24 cups, and it wouldn't all fit into the empty laundry soap container that I had on hand, so I put some into canning jars. It's still "concentrated" and will be combined with the same amount of water when I'm ready to use it.
In fact, I'm using some right this moment. Exciting times at the Morris house this weekend: Friday night--make laundry soap. Saturday--do laundry. All day. Oh, and do some crafting while everything is spinnin'!
Let me know if you give this a try!