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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday~ Green Clean Recipes

I have been trying for years to have chemical free cleaning and beauty products and it hasn't been till the last 5 or 6 years did I discover making my own. One I have absolutely loved making is my own liquid laundry soap. But it has only been the last couple of months did I find one that used soap flakes instead of a bar of soap. Why change? Well I read this and it made me really think and I made the change. There is non toxic soap out there that you can use but soap flakes just sound so much easier and so much less cost. I found soap flakes at our local co-op/ health store. I figured making my own laundry soap only costs me around 2-3 cents compared to the no name brand that was costing me 11 cents per load.
*** Plus this ONLY takes about 15 minuets max to make. :time

Green Cleaning Recipes That give recipes for...

  • Liquid Laundry Soap
  • Borax Free Liquid Laundry Soap
  • Powdered Laundry Soap
  • All Purpose Spray
  • All Purpose Scour
  • All Purpose Powder
  • Furniture Polish
  • Glass and Mirror Cleaner
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner

There are only a few big ways to save money but there are TONS of small ways to save ... that ALL adds up. ( remember drops in a bucket will eventually fill the bucket before you know it!)

I am joining today...




Growing Home


  1. Great! We make our own laundry detergent. But I do use the Fels-Naptha bar soap. It's pretty cheap, but I'll have to do the cost comparison. I really enjoy following along w/ all the things you do Mary! (Don't know that I can keep up, but you are very inspiring!)

  2. I'm intrigued! Maybe I'll go make my own laundry soap now...

  3. Thanks so much, Mary! I linked this for you...sorry I was tardy today :-) Once I get my life under some semblance of control again, I'd like to start making this again. I used to make my own cleaners...then got too "cluttered" in life and just started buying green/orgainic cleaners. But the cost is super-high, so making my own will be good.

    Love you, friend!

  4. Wonderful! Thank you for posting this. I am working on getting greener in my cleaning supplies.

  5. I already make my own liquid laundry soap, but really appreciated the info about the homemade soap vs. factory. Thanks Mary!

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Mmm, I need to get on the ball with this. Laundry detergent is so expensive nowadays. I do have a book, The Naturally Clean Home, and I need to re-read it. Thanks for the push!


  7. What is funny to me about this is that over the past month I have been slowly collecting the items I need to make my own laundry soap. The only thing I lack is a bucket with a lid and that is on my list to buy for this week's errand day. Your timing is perfect and an encouragment to me to get this done.


  8. Thanks for sharing. I'm so nervous about using homemade detergent in our new machine. This was a reminder to look into it and see if it's compatible.

  9. I've made homemade laundry soap and window/household cleaner and they both work really well. Thanks for sharing the link and video.

  10. "There are only a few big ways to save money but there are TONS of small ways to save ... that ALL adds up. ( remember drops in a bucket will eventually fill the bucket before you know it!)"

    Amen to this!

    I first made my own (flake) laundry detergent last year, and it works just jolly well fine for a fraction of the cost.

    I make my own all purpose cleaner too. I'm still looking for a decent dishwasher one. So far... none. If you happen upon one, please share!

  11. I make my own laundry soap and it saves so much money! For everything else, I tend to use a lot of vinegar. I believe in a "three product" concept that keeps my house clean and sanitary while being very easy and frugal (http://the-north-forty.com/2011/02/21/three-products-one-clean-home/).

  12. Mary, I need to make my own as well. It does save you a lot of money in the end. Thank you, friend.


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