Saturday, January 19, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent...Great Money Saver...

Homemade Laundry Detergent...Great Money Saver...
It's that time of year again we are all trying to save money.  I thought I would repost one of our biggest money savers..

Having alot of children creates alot of laundry about 35 loads per week, since we are on such a tight budget we make our own laundry detergent it costs approx. $3.50 every 2 months for laundry detergent. Below is the receipe.

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value

4 Cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup Washing Soda
½ Cup Borax

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Free President’s Day Unit Study and Notebooking Pages

Presidents Day is coming and we are doing a study unit on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln I came across a great freebie study unit.  Here is the link to grab yours.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Psalm 139:14

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well" (Psalm 139:14).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Need Resources For Your Homeschool...

My friend Jamerrill has some great resources at Home school deals, head over to her site and sign up to receive updated freebies and discounted deals.  This has been a great resource for our family.