Sunday, January 13, 2013
Okay I tried to keep it so that my posts take place every Thursday. Well, I missed it this week, sorry.
During this journey we (my wife & I) do quite a bit of reading on how we can make our lives a bit more GREEN. Over the past few weeks we decided to give it a go; make our own fabric softener and laundry detergent. I was truly amazed how quickly she got on board with the idea. Sure you can save a few dollars by doing this but that wasn’t the goal. The object was to create and use something that would keep harmful chemicals out of the water system. (By the way I was ecstatic that my wife was willing to give this a try). So I let her make the decision on which recipe to follow (there are thousands of them) and we went out to purchase the necessary items. For the most part the many recipes are similar; each just increases or decreases the amount of the ingredients. Laundry soap is bar soap, Borax and washing soda. Fabric softener is baking soda, white vinegar and an essential oil (she chose tangerine). Mix the ingredients as called for and then put them to work.
So far, we have washed a few loads and have been happy with the outcome. The only thing that needs some work is the static cling. It’s not bad but it is present and I’m sure with a little reading we can find a solution. If you would like to follow the recipe we have tried just let me know and I will send it to you. Or, if you have solution to the static cling, let me know.
Until next week, happy reading.