Monday, February 18, 2008
DIY: laundry soap
Todd officially thinks I've gone overboard in my environmental canoe (as opposed to a non-environmental cruise ship, if we're going to keep that metaphor afloat. Ugh. Sorry) with this one. I contend that I'm not really overboard until I start keeping compost worms under the sink. Although, truthfully, that's sounding less and less weird to me all the time.
In any case, I finally got around to making laundry detergent. There are two basic recipes floating around the "internets" these days: the gooey gel-like substance you cook up and then store in a five-gallon bucket someplace in your (already cramped) one-bedroom apartment, and the much easier powdered version that requires zero cooking and only a small container in which to store it. Can you guess which one I chose?
I'm really pleased with the results and am now contemplating my labelling options, just so it will be as fun to use as, say, Mrs. Meyer's. Cause I'm a packaging sucker.
If you're interested in trying it for yourself, here's a link to ten variations you could try.
Next up: adding essential oils to the mix. I'm thinking sage and a little lemon, perhaps. Or maybe peppermint? Mmmmm.