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November 16, 2008



Wow cool! Where did you get the big bucket to store it in? It doesn't Mold or anything sitting out there? How long does that last ya?


Nope it does not mold. I got the bucket at Lowe's for 5 dollars. That bucket will last me about 2 months because it's a smaller batch. :)


Well, I'm impressed. We stockpile laundry detergent (and shampoo, and soap, and ...) but next time I run out, I'll have to give this a try!


I am so glad I checked back here recently and found your blog wasn't password protected anymore! I really love reading it! Quick question about the soap...do you know how it works in a high efficiency washer??



I have an LG Tromm HE waher and it works great. It actually works better than regular detergent because suds are not your friend with an HE washer (since they use so little water) and this detergent does not suds up, thus rinsing easier.

And I am glad you found my blog again! Giving it another go with no password for awhile.


Another friend of mine recently made detergent and posted it on her blog...it sounds like so many people are doing this lately, lol. I would and I may, but Danny is so hesitant to use cleaners or beauty products that I make even if they work better, are better for you, and cheaper. So I figure if he's not going to appreciate it and it's just one more thing I gotta do, then I'm just not gonna, haha! It looks pretty cool though, maybe I'll just do it after this house disaster is behind us.


I've seen recipes for detergent before but I wanted to try yours just so I could microwave Ivory soap. Russ looked at me funny. He said he's all for using generic brands and saving money but making my own detergent goes to far. I decided to let it drop. I've only got 3 years left ot convince him that homeschool is the best option and I need to save my energy. =)


It's always funny to me when men balk at things that will save them money? It makes no sense to me. LOL.
Especially when they are not the ones having to make stuff. I have heard about men who laugh at their wives using coupons too but I don't get it. Less money on food more money for fun!


Thanks for the link Lisa. I think I am going to try this once I find all the supplies.

Have you ever tried making bar soap? I normally buy mine from a lady, but was thinking about trying it on my own.

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