So I have this desperate need to offer something useful. The sad thing is, it isn't even mine. The recipe belongs to Autumn. Or at least the original. See...
I jotted it down in a hurry on the back of a piece of paper. Actually, ironically, on the paper that has the recipe for the wet laundry detergent I use to make. Strange, isn't it?
Very basic materials.
Mix them together.
Store in a really, really old Tupperware. One that you never plan to use for food again, so it doesn't matter if it tastes like soap. (perhaps one with a busted lid?)
I case you can't read my hand writing:
(and if you can read my handwriting, I am impressed)
2c grated soap
1c Washing soda
Can add 1c Oxiclean if you want.
Use 2-3 Tbsp per load
But it seems that my child has skin that will react to ANYTHING!
So, Fels-Naptha is out.
Could we wash clothes with Ivory?
It works for us.
Obviously, the Ivory detergent doesn't look all pretty and yellow like the container in the picture. I forgot to take a picture of it. Sorry.
How it actually works is:
Canaan and Zion's clothes are washed in the Ivory detergent. Nothing else. Occasionally some Shout or Resolve before hand. They are boys, and they are rough on clothes, but I think that their clothes hold up quite well. And I buy at least half their stuff used! You definitely have to pre-treat grease though.
I must admit that I like some scent. I use the Fels-Naptha for Andy and I, and then a nice big cup full of Snuggle.
Laundry is cheap. And easy. And does a wonderful job.
Unlike the body wash, I actually make this one on a regular basis!
Whew, I feel better, writing something that I actually do. I can answer questions about this one. Although, I can't think of how there could be any.
Except perhaps if Autumn will be mad at me for sharing her recipe!