Friday, August 26, 2011

Laundry Detergent Extravaganza!

This evening we made laundry detergent! We've both been wanting to make some of our own for a while, we just needed to get the stuff to do it.

We pretended to be the two witches from MacBeth 'double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble' (ok, well maybe it was just Meig pretending that, but it wouldn't sound so cool that way). We mixed, measured, grated, stirred, and boiled our concoction to perfection. Three times!

We followed the recipe on this crafty lady's blog: Why Not Sew.

These are the ingredients we used:

Total cost of the above: ~$8 (The Ivory soap came in a 10 pack but there is only one bar shown - we calculated the cost using the entire pack.)

Here's how much we made:

That's 8 containers. One of which is the giant BJ's size laundry container, and the milk jug is only partially full. WHOA! That's a lot of laundry detergent for a total cost of: $3.50!!

At the rate Meig goes through detergent this will last her about a year. Brandi uses a bit more since she has hubs and kiddo in the homestead.

We hope everyone has a great weekend and comes back to check on us soon. We've got lots of blogging planned and lots of exciting things coming up! Be sure and visit our Facebook page and 'like' it along with our friend at izzy s. designs for TWO chances to win in our upcoming giveaway!

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