Sunday, June 20, 2010

Homemade Cleaners

At harvest festival time my sister and mum were visiting and we happened to run out of laundry powder. She had picked up some washing soda from bin inn on the way through and we had some sunlight soap sitting in the my sister set to work making me some laundry's not really liquid, more a kind of gloop. But it works. Yesterday I made another batch armed with all the ingredients that Wendyl suggests in her recipe. Borax was the only thing I didn't really have on hand but the pharmacy supplied some. My sister doesn't use the borax in hers and it works but mum does and hers works too...for now I'll just follow the recipe. I have just made up some multipurpose spray using baking soda, lavendar oil and a little dish liquid. I am trying to sort out a place to keep the base ingredients handy for replenishing when I run out. So easy, so inexpensive and better for our family in relation to the chemicals found in the bought ones! Right back to cleaning up my cleaning products - getting rid of the empties...working out what delights to make next! Thanks Anna & thanks Wendyl!

Scrapbookers....I'm really hoping we can have enough interest and people keen to be involved in running a spring retreat in Queenstown because Janine is keen to run a workshop on natural beauty products with us - we would be able to give them as gifts afterwards if we could handle letting them go! Please register your interest in the retreat at the Scrap Retreat Blog and share any ideas/suggestions for this too. I really want to go to Janine's workshop but need the interest and involvement to make it happen!
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Julze said...

yay for gloop! i want to make some but I'm sure to get exciting comments from my two teenage!

Janine said...

Whooo hoooo for gloop. I think the biggest thing is going from a powder to a gloopy type mixture. The clothes do feel better as does the environment for using a less chemical based mixture.

Lara, thanks for the plug :-) I would love to be able to share what I know with a group of lovely ladies.

Penny said...

oh - I should try the gloop! :) Ta.