I’d been saving a ton of used coffee grounds for a few months, and I spread those onto the garden Sunday. Shortly after, I noticed all the chickens turning things up and doing their job at keeping the garden soil nicely worked. I wonder if they got a caffeine buzz from all the coffee grounds?
Another to-do list item was to make a batch of homemade laundry soap. Super easy to do and it makes the house smell like I actually cleaned it, though I didn’t.
I’m not sure if this recipe is the best. I’m certain there are many out there, but it’s easy and it works. The ingredients are all easy to find at your local grocery store or any place that sells cleaning supplies.
Add one gallon of water to a large pot, and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat off once the water reaches boiling. Add one bar of grated Fells Naptha to the hot water and stir until dissolved. Add two cups of 20 Mule team Borax and stir that in too.
This part is optional, but I also like to add one ounce of Fabuloso (any scent) to the mix for the lovely smell it adds. Pour this into a large bucket and add two gallons of warm water. Mix it all together and it’s ready to go. Now you have three gallons of cheap laundry soap, which you can either store in one gallon jugs or the bucket. This stuff gels up a bit, but don’t let that concern you. Either shake or stir it up before use if that makes you feel better, but it isn’t necessary. I find about one half, to three quarters of a cup per load does the job.
|Ready to use!|