This week my kids are home for spring break and we have been in need of entertainment. So imagine their joy when I said, "Hey, lets make some laundry soap!" Maybe joy is not the right word. They were a bit confused but were happy to have a project.
|We started with a bar of Zote soap. We got ours from the laundry section at Walmart for less than a dollar. It is a mild soap with a clean fragrance.|
|We followed a recipe from Homestead Revival that said we should grate the soap. Zaddok is demonstrating here.|
|Jolie put some muscle into it. It is a very soft soap so it's not hard to do. The kids kind of enjoyed it!|
|We then mixed the grated soap with 1 and 1/2 cups Borax and 1 and 1/2 cups washing soda. You have to make sure you get the washing soda not baking soda! We found ours in the laundry section of our local grocery store. Our Walmart did not carry it.|
|I use my canning jars to store just about everything. They are good for that.|
|A little update. My seeds are now sweet little seedlings. All of my tomatoes are sprouted. The peppers are taking FOREVER. I always start to panic. But God is the grower of things so I will not worry. |
Tomorrow, homemade deodorant! Yes it's true!