Sunday, July 18, 2010

What's cooking in Jeny's kitchen...

If you guessed homemade laundry soap, you'd be correct! I'd been contemplating trying it out for a couple weeks now and since we were dangerously close to running out of detergent I figured ready or not, it was gonna happen. There are lots of recipes out there but the one I used I found on another blog: Raising Olives.

Although the begining was a little scary,

(You'll notice that the pretty red pickle bucket is absent from subsequent photos. This is due to the fact that since it is a $2 pickle bucket it smelled....well, like a $2 pickle bucket. Should have thought that through a little better...oh and don't worry, the garbage can was cleaned out REALLY well!)

It ended up being a lot easier than I thought it would be. Even Mackenzie and DJ got involved,

Although DJ got a little TOO involved!

Luckily I had a couple empty detergent bottles floating around but ended up using anything that I could find with a lid! The finished product looks good and the test batch of laundry is rinsing as I post this. I'll let you know how well it works. Feel free to share any helpful suggestions that you have.



  1. Worked pretty well so far. Nobody has complained yet that I stink :-)
    It makes the clothes smell really "fresh". Since it doesn't have a scent it just smells clean. You'll have to try it. I have extra :)