Friday, June 29, 2012
Introducing Super Simple Laundry Detergent!
I've been super busy this past couple weeks! My mother-in-law stayed with us for 2 weeks for a visit, my girls turned 5 and I threw a fun Tangled party for them, and I've spent a lot of time working on SEO for my Etsy store. With all of that, there was no time for soap making.
But today, I thought I'd ease back into it with some laundry detergent! At one point, I thought I would only make this detergent for myself. But it does such a GREAT job on my laundry! How could I keep such a great "secret" to myself?
It is super easy to make, there are lots of recipes out there, so I wondered if anyone would want to buy my soap. But after talking to my mom she pointed out a valueable nugget of wisdom: Not everyone WANTS to make their own laundry detergent. ??? I was shocked! They don't? Well... why not? Oh yeah, that's right, some people have jobs they have to go to every day! Duh.
So here it is, my laundry detergent! Only 4 simple ingredients. Fels Naptha heavy duty laundry soap - it's been around for 100 years. Never heard of it? Ask your grandma! Also included is washing soda, borax (also been around for over 100 years), and OxyClean. This soap is TOUGH on your meanest baddest laundry, yet gentle enough for the most sensitive of skin including baby clothes and cloth diapers.
If you've never used this kind of laundry soap, you really gotta try it! It will even wash soap residue build up off your clothes and get spots out that you thought would be there forever. It's THAT good! It's also great in HE washers due to it's low-suds, so if you don't see bubbles in your wash, it's ok! That's how it's supposed to be! Suds are completely unnecessary when it comes to laundry.
I'm offering this soap in 1 and 2 Lbs. bags. Simple packaging means less packaging waste. The 1 lbs. bag will give you 30-40 standard washer loads or 60-80 HE washer loads. The 2 lbs. bag will give you 60-70 standard washer loads or 120-140 loads in your HE washer.
Interested in giving it a try? Visit my Etsy shop!