Friday, June 19, 2009

Frugal Friday!! Bubbles/Homemade Laundry Detergent

Well today is Frugal Friday ..

What fun we have playing with bubbles around our house! You can make your own bubble fun play with a simple empty spool of thread and your favorite castile liquid soap. Can’t get much better than this for frugal fun!

Empty spool of thread
Castile liquid soap (Dawn’s dishwashing soap, Dr. Bronner’s or Trader Joe’s castile soap all work well! I prefer the natural castile soap as my little girl likes to eat the bubbles!)

Combine about 1 Tablespoon soap with 1/4 cup water in a small container. Dip one end of the empty spool into your soap and blow out the other end! I store the spool in the container with a lid until future use. An 8 oz jam jar works perfect. Have fun!

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Recipe adapted from Green Clean by Linda Hunter

1 cup castile liquid soap (Dr. Bronner’s or Mountain Rose Herbs are good choices as they are organic and main ingredients are coconut oil & olive oil) OR Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
2 cups water
1/3 cup salt
1 cup baking soda or washing soda

Warm the salt and baking soda in water until mostly dissolved. Transfer to a one gallon container. Add your soap fill the rest of the jar with water, this giving you 1 gallon of detergent. Use 1/4 -1/2 cup per load, depending upon how dirty the load is. Add a tablespoon or two of vinegar to your wash during the rinse cycle. This works as an effective fabric softener and disinfectant. Depending upon the hardness of your water, you may want to decrease the water quantity or increase the soap quantity.

Please note: do not add essential oils to your detergent. These oils will break down the fiber in your clothing. If you want a particular fragrance, try putting a few drops of essential oils on a rag and throwing it in the dryer. This will add fragrance but not transfer to your clothing.

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Free bowling for kids & cheap for the rest of the family ($25 all summer for up to 4 adults!)

Of course there is only 1 in Vermont! But I thought it would be good to post it anyway. Something fun for the family to do on a rainy day .

tulip 300x 1 Organic Babylegs $3.85/Pair

Go HERE and use code Babylegs and you will get them for $3.85 a pair! Wool pairs will be $7.70. If you or someone you know has or is expecting a baby, these are great during the cold months to make for easy diaper changes. Cloth diapering mamas like myself love these, but they are great even if you use disposables! And believe me when I say this is a great deal! They also have beautiful amber teething necklaces!

organix shampoo

If you are a frequent browser at CVS and Walgreens, then you may have seen the Try-Me-Free tags that hang around the Organix shampoos and conditioners.

Well this week, these products are on sale B1G1 Free! Buy 2, get one free after the sale, and get the other free after the rebate! Sounds like a great deal to me! Be sure to get one with one of the rebate forms, because that is the only way to get the deal.

Or if you would like to try no-pooing click here very frugal I must say.

1 comment:

  1. wow! thank you for that! i'm following your blog for sure so i can keep up with all these great things!


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