Friday, May 7, 2010

Homemade Laundry Detergent

As much as I love getting crafty n have a obession of living green. I finally made my 1st homemade laundry detergent!
Ingredients less than 12.00:
Dr.Bronner castile soap lavendar $3.75
Borax $ 4.09 on sale 20 cents off.
Washing Soda $2.89

This is 2 gal and 1 pint, so only use 1/4= 2 oz. So it's 144 scoops worth of this detergent I made.. Lasted me nearly 5 months with just a family of 5!

Here's my display of the laundry ingredients. You see Borax, Washing Soda, and Dr. Bronner pure castile soap lavender scent. 1 soap bar is already grated that makes 2 cups PERFECT. You can use this bar for many things awesome isn't it!
Hubby says the soap looks like Cheese!

Here are the ingredients in 2 cups each.

Boil a quart of hot water, pour in the grated soap and put on simmer to stir and let it melt slowly. Hince, you don't have to use the soap I use, there are different scents in rose, peppermint, baby scent, citrus, and eucalyptus in Dr Bronner's magic soap. Next time I'll try eucalyptus. The scents r kinda heavy. To use for babies cloth dipes you can use kirk pure castile, Fels Naptha Soap( mainly for laundry but is on SALE online for 99 cents a bar on, and Ivory.

You see the soap is dissolve in my simmering pot.. Smells so NICE!

With my sweet hubby helping hands, pour the hot soapy water in a empty clean bucket..

Then you pour both of the 2 cups of borax and washing soda..

You see how it looks once u pour it in..

This is what it looks like once you mix it. It looks like cornbread mix!

Next, you add 2 gallons of warm water, stir them really well.. Top the lid on tightly and wait to use it the next morning.

Now this is what it looks like when its ready. Gel looking, which is normal, each time before you get your scoop, stir it well 1st thing each time. I attach my measure cup with a ribbon to the handle so it stays right where it belongs for me to do my laundry. Scoop 1/4 cup or 2 oz in your wash machine and it's good to go!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Savior on a Pumpkin!

 He is risen and his light is shining! To me, he is risen everyday. Last night I got into the mode to take the time to draw and carve the face of Jesus on our big pumpkin. I got the image of the I didn't have the oppourtity to pay online so I was able to try to trace it on the pumpkin with a pen. It was alot of work to put in but it was worth it in the end. May not be as perfect but almost. Jesus is so good!
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in
darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

Monday, October 19, 2009

“The love of a family is life's greatest blessing”

Good Afternoon! 
The weather is beautiful on the mountain of Virginia. Sunny & Bright in God's grace!
First thing this morning when I got up.  I had a song in my head "This is the day that the Lord has made" and that gives me joy for the rest of the day whenever I hear it. 
I'm going to share a bit about my family and I'll share stories later of how things started from the blessings I have now.

My name is Tara and my husband name is Michael. We have been married for over 7  years now. I am hearing impaired and he is deaf. We both have 3 beautiful hearing girls. Julianna is 8 years old, Ellamae's 3 years old and Shiloh is 16 months old. They each have a story that I am excited to post soon.

I am a stay at home mom/homemaker. And my husband is into carpentry.
God been a big part of our family for nearly a decade. If it wasn't for my 1st born, I would have never been here where I am at now. He has done so tremendously in the past years of our life that I could never be content with my gratitude in Him. 
"And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”Gen 1:28

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