Rob and I both enjoyed the movie, Brave, however just into watching the movie, Men in Black 3, for the first 15 minutes or so, had enough and left to come home. We are not Men in Black fans, however it had been paired up with Brave. Bonus was that admission on a Tuesday night is only $6.00 per person, opposed to the regular price of $10.00 each. Tuesdays are my kind of movie night !
I am sure we didn't get home until well after midnight. You can't imagine how thrilled I had been this morning when not a "peep" came out of one of our "Checkerboard Aussies" this morning until well after 7:30 am. That was a "Bonus" sleep for me, it was !
A few days ago I had posted a recipe/method on how to make your own Homemade Laundry detergent. However the soap my friend, Diane, had gifted me was not made the same way as in the method I had then posted.
Photo & Recipe/Method Courtesy of Recipe Exchange Member~Diane Shepherd
I have used this recipe for laundry soap for several years now. I found it on-line one day when I did some surfing as I was so mad at the high cost of laundry soap. I have since learned that is also a healthier option and better for the environment. I make it on rainy days when I am in domestic mode. I just went to smell my husband's shirt as he really sweat this week in the heat and it smells awesome, so those really stinky work clothes may need the real stuff to get them clean.
You will need a large plastic container that will hold at least 17 cups of liquid which will give you 34 washes. It can easily be double for those households with more washes.
Grate 1 bar Sunlight Bar Laundry soap into a large pot with 3 cups of water and heat on medium heat until melted. Stir with a wooden spoon to help get all the bits melted. Add 1/3 cup borax and 1/3 cup arm and hammer washing soda and stir until melted. At this time add about 12 drops of tea tree oil as an antioxidant. (I have never had a batch grow mold). You could also use any essential oil that you have but tea tree is reasonably priced.
Next, have your clean container in the sink and add 2 cups of hot water. Pour the mixture from the stove into the pot and start stirring with the wooden spoon. Now add 12 cups of cold water while continuing to stir and you are done. It will look like a thick egg drop soup but it will eventually set. Use 1/2 cup per load.
As a side note, I use the blue dryer balls in the dryer as they are healthier for you and cost saving.
This was also shared on Cindy's Recipe Exchange on Facebook.