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Baby boom and homemade laundry soap

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I need to confess something. One of my favorite movies, maybe the favorite movie, is the corny 80s flick with Diane Keaton where she makes baby food. BabyBoom. Seriously. I own the DVD and I don’t even have a DVD player. I’ve rented it On Demand, watched it every time I’ve been lucky enough to catch it while it’s airing live, and curled up with it while under the weather on many a cold, winter’s day. My hubby knows this about me and still loves me. In fact, he loves BabyBoom, too. I’ve caught him teary eyed once or twice while he’s “not” watching it with me. He said recently that BabyBoom may even be the reason we live where we live and there’s some truth to that. I have romanticized that storyline over and over since I was a teenager. There’s no telling what might happen now that we have an apple tree in our yard.

But onto other matters. While I haven’t yet made my own line of baby food, I have been making my own Laundry Soap. My Mom told me I’d gone too far when I told her I make my own. Sometimes I forget that most other sane people just buy that stuff in the store. I just really like to know the ingredients in everything I use and I like to keep stuff simple. This laundry soap is so simple – 3 ingredients. I bought two of them on Amazon so I didn’t even have to leave the house. My co-op carries the Dr. Bronner’s soap and I always prefer to shop locally whenever I can avoid Amazon.

Try this stuff out. It’s working well for my active family of four. I call that success.

Homemade Laundry Soap

1 cup washing soda
1 cup Borax (you know, the mules stuff)
1 bar Dr. Bronner’s soap, unscented or any scent you like
essential oils (optional)

Mix the washing soda and Borax together in a large mason jar or container. Grate the Bronner’s soap. Mix it into the powders. Add a few drops of lavender oil or whatever scent you prefer if you’re scent inclined. You’re done! Now go do some laundry.

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