Monday, July 19, 2010

Some things I've been Doing!

Some things I've been doing lately to change the way we live!

I now make my own laundry detergent. Of course if I get one to review I review it, but I'm making my own in order to save a LOT of money and in order to cut out extra chemicals.

I use this recipe and it's amazing!
1 bar Fels Naptha soap grated up (You can also use Ivory, Sunlight, Castile, Zote)
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda (WASHING soda, It's by Arm and Hammer)
1 cup oxiclean
Mix it all together, add some essential oils if you want and you're done! Use 2 tbsp per large load.
Also get a downy ball and add white vinegar to it, it's a natural fabric softener. If you buy fabric softener pour into 2 containers and add water to them makes TWICE the amount and it will last longer.

This recipe of Detergent is about $2.50 for 50 loads so about $5 for 100 loads. I can get 50 loads of Tide for $13 something here. What's your choice? 

I make my own peanut butter. It ends up being the same price but there's no added sugar, no preservatives NOTHING.
2 cups Honey Roasted Peanuts Grind up in blender or food processor
add a little oil (ANY will work. I use peanut) keep blending until you get right consistency. Then add a LITTLE more oil. It will look a little thin, but it will thicken in fridge. STORE IN FRIDGE. I also usually add 1 tsp of sugar.

I also make bar soap.
Go to Hobby Lobby and get the glycerin soap. I bought the $10 stuff with shea butter in it. It will make 16 bars of soap. I also bought some of the scent oils above it. But you can use essential oils as well (Found these at GNC)
Make the soap as directed on the container. I then added some scent and some oatmeal. It is good for your skin and looks cool too. CHEAP and EASY

I make my own all purpose cleaner. 2 parts water 1 part vinegar. CHEAP and it's great on glass too!

That's all I can think of for now, but PLEASE visit and This one for great tips and advice. It's really a blast on these sites and they will greatly help you save money and live more green!


Amy said...

Thanks for posting these great tips! You're an inspiration I need to try these!