July 1, 2012
In other news I have been using home-made laundry detergent for the last two weeks and it’s working great.
I made a 9-litre bucket full of the stuff and keep it in the sink next to the washing machine. I use half a cup per load so this bucket should last me a good loooong while.
The recipe is all over the internet, but I used this one here.
Sometimes I miss the artificial scents, but mostly everything just smells clean. You can add some essential oils in the spin cycle, but I can’t be bothered.
Even better I also mixed some home-made spot remover which works really well. I spray a little on the armpit areas of all my tops and my laundry is as cleaner, probably cleaner than it ever was.
Clean laundry = happy me
(It’s the little things that make me happy)
June 5, 2012
An hour on Pinterest’s amazing list of household tips and things means I am going to experiment with some cost-saving concoctions.
Currently under consideration are:
– Homemade antiperspirants
– Homemade underarm (and other) stain remover
– Homemade dishwasher soap
– Homemade laundry soap
– Homemade cleaning products
– Homemade body lotions
and most radical of all…
– Homemade hair washes with a view to going shampoo-free! (Eek! This one terrifies me, but my hair is frizzy and I love the idea of not needing to wash my hair every other day.)
So I will be researching recipes and techniques for each idea. Living in New Zealand some of the ingredients are somewhat hard to find, but we’ll see how I go!
Stay tuned for adventures in cost-saving concoctions.