Friday, April 25, 2008

Update on my Homemade Laundry Soap!


A little while ago, I told you all about Lea's recipe for laundry soap and my fun in making it.

You can read about it here!

I thought I would give you an update as to how I like the soap, etc. The first time I washed my laundry, the water in the washing machine was sooooo. . . . . (let's not even go there)!!!!. . . . . dirty, that I had to rinse several times. A good sign or a bad sign???? I did notice, however, that my clothing was soft and brighter. I had rubbed a little of the mix on stained tee shirts, spots on other things, and even used it as a soak for soiled, vintage linens. Worked great as a spot remover.

This week, I just happened to peek into the washing machine during the wash cycle and noticed that the same clothing I had washed a few weeks before was NOT making that awfully dirty, muddy looking wash water. Had my things really collected that much soap residue, etc., over time????? I can't tell you how pleased I am with this stuff!!!!

I also found a new use for it. Buster was really sick last night and did his business (very runny stuff) all over my bedroom carpet at 3:00 am !!!!! Since there was no temporary solution to this horrible problem, I "took the bull by the horns" and cleaned it up best I could. But the smell!!!!!! OK! I'm up anyways, right? So I go get the steam cleaner, but I had no carpet cleaning stuff, no spray, no spot remover, no miracle pet stain remover ----- NOTHING! So, I made a plan.

I filled the machine's little tub thing with HOT water and vinegar. No soapy stuff in the little thingy. Then, I took my trusty laundry soap I had made, and started to put some on the stains, rubbing it in well. Then, I took my trusty machine and began to clean it. I can't tell you how wonderful it did. My carpet looks as good as new (at least where I cleaned it!). And my bedroom smells wonderful!

So, if you haven't tried this soap recipe, please hop over to Lea's Blog, Farmhouse Blessings! for the recipe and the instructions! You won't be sorry!


Deb said...

Hi Cora, thanks for stopping by to get to know me better. I love your postings, I'm for sure going to try Lea's soap and the buzzards I'm frighten to death of, I don't know what you're going to do about that. I must run because I have to pick my daughter up from school don't want to wait until the last minute because I'm really tempted to check out "The Simple Day Book" but I'll have to wait. Deb

Wendy said...

Hi Cora I think I need to try making some of that soap it sounds like miracle stuff!!! Thanks for coming by I am not ready to hop on my hubbys bike yet besides I can't ride with him til he gets his lic for it!!lol Thank God!! Have a great weekend!!~Wendy

Renna said...

Wow, that's good to know. I am going to have to make me some of that!

I hope Buster's feeling better.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Hey Ms. Cora, I'll have to look on Ms. Leas' blog because I'd love to make some laundry detergent. Musta missed it before when I was visitin' with her. Blessings, RoseMarie

Kelly~Once in a Blue Moon Primitives said...

Hi Cora!

Just popping in to say hello and catch up with you on your blog! I'm going to head over to Lea's blog and check out this laundry soap!


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I'm so glad that you're enjoying the soap recipe, Cora! Ladies all over our county have gone "laundry soap making" crazy. Just wait until I tell them that they can use it to spot clean their carpets as well! The Borax will be flying off the local market's shelves! LOL