So this past weekend I was busy and I didn't get my 'To Do List' taken care of. Dusting and cobwebbing kinda hit the back burner.
Saturday we took the kids out to the Science museum and they got to play with soap bubbles filled with CO2 which was neat. They loved all the dry ice experiments. Sadly no pictures.
Sunday I did take my camera and we got a few snap shots made. First we made laundry detergent which I'll go over in a moment and then we tried to make liquid dishwasher detergent which I won't be going over it's a work in process as we try to figure out amounts and how cost effective it is.
Sarah graciously hosted and showed us all how to make it. It was great fun and there was more chattering than actual work.
Step 1: Grate the Cheese (with generous amounts of coffee in you if you decide to do this in the morning)
Step 2: Get a big pot ready and start setting up! And measure ingredients. *Cues Dramatic Music for Sarah*
1 Cup Washing Powder
1 pot of water heated to boiling
Add in order.
Mix finely grated soap into boiling water while stirring Continue to stir until dissolved.
Add the 1 cup of Washing Soap. Whisk in until well blended.
Then add 1 cup of Borax. Whisk in until well blended.
Thanks to Carrie our note card maker and additional helper!
This is where my camera died. So here we go. Take your 5 gallon bucket fill it half way with hot water then add the soap and whisk until well mixed. Fill the bucket the rest of the way, lid and let sit 24 hrs. It will jell pretty thick on the bottom and at the top you'll have to re mix it all I suggest gloves for this because hands in soap for too long I found out is bad and maybe safety glasses so it doesn't splash up into your eyes like it did poor Sarah. Separate out into smaller containers and there you go. Use about 3/4 cup per full load and best to shake the bottle before each use to make sure it's well mixed.
There you go! Laundry Soap! 5 Gallons worth :)