Sunday, February 19, 2012

Making Laundry soap

Update One of my Lo's has bedsheets and pajamas that reek of urine. I usually have to wash them 3 times with vinegar and laundry soap. I washed them in one load with this soap and no smell. I am super excited that I found something to get the urine smell out of his bedding and his clothes. I am very impressed and will probably do this for now on. And the best part it only took about 5 minutes to make it.

I have decided to try making our own laundry soap, it has taken us almost a year to get down to the last bottle of laundry soap that I had practicularly gotten for free by using coupons. So now onto the next experiment I really hope this works but I plan to do laundry tonight. So this is the perfect time to try something new. I hope that works. So here goes a shot at this.

So this is my breakdown of how much I spent on everything that I bought.
1- 3 pack ivory soap(free with coupons)
1- 55 oz box Arm and hammer super washing soda(3.00)
1- 76 oz box 20 mule team borax(4.69) (I know this is cheaper at walmart but they were completely out of it)
so for this I used
1 cup borax
1cup super washing soda
1 bar of soap grated with a cheese grater

mixed all of it together and then put 2 tablespoons in the wash. So far it has washed the clothes but theres no scent which is really odd for me. But I can live with it. So I think I need to try the fabric softener so I can get a smell to our clothes.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The pajama pants that got reused for something.

I have been saving a pair of pajama pants that have been in my laundry room for oh I don't know how long, with a hole in them and I knew that I couldn't fix them for me to wear them again. So I decided to use them to make madisyn a pair of Pajama pants and I wasn't sure if there would even be enough material to make her a pair, because of the location and how big the hole was in them, but there was enough so I made her a pair. She was so excited to wear them when I tried them on her to get a length for the ruffle on the bottom that she didn't want to take them off. So now she has a pair of incomplete pajama bottoms that she refuses to take off. Oh well at least she likes them and wants to wear them unlike the pillowcase dresses or anything like that.