Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cleaning House!

I've been on a mission lately to concoct my own cleaning supplies. Laundry is a BIG deal with a family of six and it seems that I was always scrounging around for coupons to buy detergent – the stuff is not cheap!! I also wasn't happy with the way cleaning supplies deducted from my grocery budget. I want to but more food – not Tide! So, I wanted to share with you a perfectly wonderful detergent recipe – I didn't invent it, but I love telling everyone about it! We have a High Efficiency washer, and my hubby really wanted to stick with liquid detergent. No scientific rationale, he just felt the liquid would perform better in our machine. He did once have a job as an engineer at Whirlpool, so I don't question his expertise!! I found the recipe here – Liquid laundry Detergent! If it works on all the 19+ Duggar family, then I was sure it would work for mine. It is working wonderfully! So, go on over to the Duggar family site and make some laundry detergent! My bucket will probably last at least 6 months!

On another note - I LOVE the Duggar family!!

Now to the dish soap. This is soap to hand wash dishes, not for the dishwasher – that's next on my agenda. I'm currently testing a recipe and it still needs some tweaking. While suds don't clean the dishes, I would like a few more suds. I'll post a recipe when I perfect it! At least it looks pretty!


11 comments:

Gwen said...

It does look pretty. Love that jar!

I've been making my own laundry detergent for a few months now - the dry version. Love it. I look back at my early married days when I laughed at my mil for buying the cheapest detergent she could find. Now, my recipe is cheaper than her cheapie version and cleans just as good as what I always bought! :)

A Daughter of the King said...

I LOVE the photograph of your new soap and the upturned egg basket.
~Blessings / Becky @ Step Into Our Garden.

Christy Peake said...

Thank you so much!

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

Thanks for linking up! Hope you'll join us next week - I'm excited to read about your dish soap.

Lisa said...

I've always had trouble with making dishwasher detergent-I've reworked my recipe a number of times and finally got it right. I posted about it on my blog here: http://lisajoseph.blogspot.com/2012/09/homemade-dishwasher-detergent.html

toom smith said...

I read your blog and found very useful and the image is pretty....
i am waiting for your upcoming post on dish soap.
home cleaning

toom smith said...

I read your blog and found very useful and the image is pretty....
i am waiting for your upcoming post on dish soap.
home cleaning

Dennis Chamberlain said...

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Dennis Chamberlain said...

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Austin Langston said...

Well I think it is a nice idea, Love it. Now we don’t need to spend money on detergents, making own recipe is a good way, Worth Reading. This is a nice post, for all the ladies who don’t want to spend money.

Austin Langston said...

Well I think it is a nice idea, Love it. Now we don’t need to spend money on detergents, making own recipe is a good way, Worth Reading. This is a nice post, for all the ladies who don’t want to spend money.