The hubby and I have been discussing our ideas about what education should entail for the kiddos. For example, we both believe that young children should be doing lots of science experiments to see how the world works. I’ve been so happy today because I had time to make things at home with the kids. One of the things I made with them today was our laundry detergent. I made the first batch a few weeks ago and it worked great, so today I got to make the big batch that should last us for quite a while. Here are the ingredients:
1 grated ivory soap bar
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
If you want to learn more about the cost effectiveness of this recipe, you can check out the site I got the recipe from here.
Basically, I love this recipe because I can’t tell the difference between washing my clothes with this or washing with store bought detergent. It works great, doesn’t leave residue, isn’t “funky” in any other way.
Additional bonuses include: it’s waaaaaay cheaper and to make it even cheaper you only use 1 Tblspn per load.
Plus, I get to make it with my kiddos and they learn values like thrift, self-sufficiency, environmentalism, and SCIENCE!!