Delishytown

Cooking is fun. Eating is funner. I cook, photograph and write these recipes.
Everything I post on this blog I make from scratch using fresh wholesome ingredients.. I've been cooking since I was a little kid.

My recipes are based on trial and error, along with studying cookbooks, family recipes, blogs and cooking shows.

Some of the veggies and herbs I use are grown in my garden. Yay sustainability!
I'm working on making my yard into an edible landscape. It's really fun to go out in the garden and pick your veggies for dinner!
I'm helping as many people as I can to plant edible gardens in their yards too. It's hard work but it's really fun!

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    Natural Lavender Laundry Detergent

     Just so none of you show up at the revolution in dirty clothes, here’s a super cheap and easy recipe for home made Lavender Laundry Detergent. This ends up costing pennies per load of wash.

     I love real lavender! It’s my favorite. The natural Lavender laundry $oap I’ve been buying costs a fortune. This recipe is a money saver. I’ve been using this for a month and it works great. I mostly use it to extend the fancy store bought stuff. I think I’ve saved about 15 bucks so far. Not enough to buy a house, but maybe enough to go out to dinner with your friends. I guess it depends where you all dine.

    I found a few versions of this. It’s really easy. Reviews of folks who’ve made it say it works great. One warning, they also say it doesn’t bubble up a lot. Second warning, please heed the warnings on the 3 main ingredients. Next warning, please be careful of the hot liquid cause it’s hot. Last warning, I am not responsible if you somehow manage to injure yourself making this.

     In a sauce pan melt 1/3 bar of grated Fels Naptha (or Ivory) in about 6 cups of water. Once the grated soap is melted, add  1/2 cup each of 20 Mule Team Borax and Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, (not baking soda) Pour about 5 cups of hot water into a clean 2 gallon bucket that has a lid.* Add the soapy concoction, now pour in more hot water till the bucket is 3/4 of the way full. (About a gallon and a half). Stir. Cover tightly & cool overnight. Add 15 - 20 drops of lavender essential oil, (or your favorite essential oil)

    Once it’s cool and ready to use, it has the consistency of a watery gel. If you don’t like the consistency, play with the amounts a little when you make the next batch. Pour into old laundry detergent containers & Shake before each use.  Use 1/2 cup to 1 cup per load depending on how dirty the laundry is. 

    * I bought 2 white buckets with lids for about 6 bucks each. Make sure and test the lids to see if they are tight fitting. The first few I tried, the lid was easily knocked off and this could be dangerous if you have kids. I will be reusing these buckets for future batches. I’ll reuse the soap containers that I have in my laundry right now to store the soap as I use it.  That way it will be easier to shake up each time. 

    Yayyy nothing better than clean clothes, wahooo!

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