So yeah, once a week I suppose will be the best I can do. I want to be an all-star blogger, but honestly, I've been stepping back more and more from being "plugged" in.....and secretly, I'm really loving it. I took a "media fast" last week and what it revealed to me was startling. I need to unplug more. Engage with my children & husband more. pray more. read stellar non-fiction books more. dig deep in God's word more.
That being said, blogging...well, if I have a free moment....you'll find me knee deep in this book at the moment.
But, I had wanted to share these recipes....both pinterest inspired!
1 C Borax
1c Washing Soda
1/2 c salt
2 packets non-sugar Lemon Kool-aid
1/3 c lemi-shine (powder)
The second: Homemade Bodywash. I followed this recipe off pinterest---there are many to choose from, but I chose one that did not use vegetable glycerin. We re-purposed an old ketchup bottle :)
A few notes:
-It took about a week to thicken up and lather just like commercial bodywash. Worked fine before, but it does thicken a bit overtime.
-If I were to make handsoap, I would probably add glycerin to help thicken it up.
-I tend to use a bit more of the homemade than I do of the commercial. Even still, if I went through a full bottle each month (not likely) I could make 12 bottles for the price of one store-bought bottle...
-I LOVE this stuff! Tried Irish Spring and it did not work well. Dove worked awesome and I'm hopeful I can find a good soap to make bodywash for the kids
I never pay more than .50/bar of soap after sales and coupons...and often less than that. We figured that one bar of soap produced around 26oz of bodywash. 24oz of Dove Bodywash is nearly $6 at Wal-Mart.....that's over a $5 savings!