Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Great Smelling Homemade Liquid Fabric Softener

Great Smelling Homemade Softener
Lovely Lavender Softener
We have been playing around with making our own laundry soap and fabric softeners this week. I have heard for years that this is an excellent way to go green and save money, however I am so picky about soaps and cosmetics that we have spent the better of a year just finding recipes that might work. So I have to tell you just how excited that I am that we have combined two kind of okay recipes and added another ingredient to come up with a great smelling homemade liquid fabric softener.

Lovely Lavender Softener
4 Cups Vinegar (trust me the finished product smells great)
3 Teaspoons Dr. Bronners Liquid Lavender Soap (Check it out in my Amazon Store @ the bottom of the page or on my homepage )
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Warm Water
 
Mix vinegar and baking soda and let sit until bubbles stop. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Funnel into plastic jug and enjoy. You will need to shake the jug before each use, but it smells great!

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Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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