Friday, November 4, 2011

Homemade laundry soap

Ok, so I know what you are all thinking - "This lady has really gone off her rocker now!"
I had my reservations when I first heard of it to.  That being said, I did some research and found out that I would be saving a ton of money!  It costs me .71 cents to make 2 gallons worth of soap and that calculates out to about .01 cents per load!  Awesome right?  Wait, there is more!  It's soooo easy to make too!  Ready to find out how to make your own?  Here goes ~

You will need - 

1/2 cup of Washing Soda (not to be confused with Baking Soda)

1/2 cup of Borax powder

1/3 of a bar of Fels-Naptha

All of the ingredients can be found right at Walmart, all together in the laundry isle in between the bleach and the fabric softener.

You will also need a 2 gallon bucket.

First grate your Fels Naptha soap and put it in a sauce pan.  Add 6 cups of water and heat until the soap melts.  Add the Washing Soda and Borax and stir until it is dissolved.  Remove from heat.  Poor 4 cups of hot water into your bucket.  Now add your soap mixture and stir.  Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir.  Let the soap sit for 24 hours and it will gel.  Use 1/2 cup per load.

***The finished soap will not be a solid gel.
***This soap is low sudsing so if you are someone who checks your laundry while its washing, don't freak if you don't see bubbles.  Trust me, your laundry is still getting clean!
***This soap has a natural clean smell but for those of you that may prefer scent to your laundry you can add 1/2 to 1 oz of essential oil to scent.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


It's time for Christmas shopping and we all have those people that are just tough to buy for!  Every thought about a Scentsy warmer?  They really do make the perfect gift!  This is November's warmer of the month....
and the scent of the month is Midnight Fig - 
(Tread softly across the threshold of a forbidden garden-an eden of infinite beauty and pleasure.  Earthly, ripened figs and golden berries tempered by mushy woods will open your eyes and captivate your senses.)

This is December's warmer of the month - available December 1st
Comfort & Joy is the scent of the month for December-  
(The best gifts combine the anticipated with the unexpected—just 
like Comfort & Joy. Spicy, familiar woods marry with surprising 
white florals, pure citrus, and just a nibble of gingerbread for a 
winter fragrance that’s anything but ordinary.)

Scentsy is a wick-less system that uses a night light bulb to melt wax at a low temperature.  It's a safe alternative to candles.  

We have so many other products to...Buddies for kids with a scent pak zipped inside for a great smelling stuffed animal, room sprays, fragrance foam (hand sanitizer), travel tins (for the car), as well as  80 different scents for melting, and a ton of burners in 3 different sizes.  

Visit my website to take a peak at all of our available products for everyday or the holiday season!