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Laundry Soap at two cents per load!

Home Made Laundry Detergent Super Cheap!! 1.00 Per batch!

I had a friend recently mention that she wanted to know how to make her own laundry detergent and I thought hmmm… that might be an interesting thing to learn as well. Plus as a couponer I thought, how can I use things I have already in my stock-pile or get things that could be stockpiled! After a google-tastic time, I think I am confident it’s actually super easy.

Follow these simple instructions to make your own powder detergent!

  1. Get the following ingredients:
    1. Ivory Soap bars  @ Walmart :  3ct for 1.24  use: 0.30/1 Ivory 8/26 P&G insert (1 bar per batch) 0.31 per batch
    2. 20 Mule Team Borax Natural Laundry Booster @ Walmart 76 oz @ 3.38 (approximately 9.5 cups)0.35 per batch
    3. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda @ Walmart 0.68 (after cooking potentially 2 cups) 0.34 per batch
  2. Step 1: Turn Baking Soda into Washing Soda:
    1. Chemical Make-up of Baking soda: NaHC03 we want Na2CO3… so we need to get rid some water and carbon dioxide so let’s add some heat!
    2. Pre-heat your oven to 400F
    3. On a baking sheet pour out your entire box of baking soda *note the texture it’s going to change from powdery to grainy.
    4. Heat for about a half an hour stirring occasionally.
    5. When you’re done you will have a dull grainy substance similar to any powder laundry detergent.
  3. Step 2: Shave your Ivory Soap bar with a cheese grater; it will look similar to coconut shavings when it’s done.
  4. Add 1 cup of your Borax
  5. Add 1 cup of your cooled Washing Soda
  6. Stir, stir and stir some more, when you’re done it will look like an even mix of the 3.
  7. Enjoy your home made laundry detergent!! You will only need a tablespoon to 2 per load depending on soil level.

*This is safe for both your septic tank and HE washers as it is low suds and it won’t kill all the bacteria in your septic tank working hard for you!

24-48 loads for 1.00!!!!


Knot Genie Coupon and $500.00 contest!

Do your kids wake up looking a fright? I know mine do! I have tried all sorts of ways to tame that mane, special brushes, and sprays and tying her hair up before she sleeps. Sadly brushing is still a contention point for us with her 3 year old will many times winning out. Crocodile tears are my biggest weakness and she has gone out in a knotted hair pony tail too many times to admit. I know when she starts school we won’t be able to let it slide. If you have a little one with unruly hair then I have found the tool for you. Knot Genie and there is a coupon!!!  I know you all like Coupons as do I!


Plus there is an awesome contest to win $500.00!!! Now I know that money could come in handy especially with Christmas coming so quickly or to pay off all those school clothes!

Knot Genie Back to School Morning Meltdown contest!

Entry information from the site: Hurry enter quickly to be one of the first 50 to get a prize just for entering! “If you’re a parent,  you’ve  probably experienced a foot stomping-shrieking-morning meltdown at that critical time when you’re trying to get your child off to school. Recount (if it’s not to painful) your worst meltdown and  how you diffused the situation and enter your story in our contest. Ask  your friends  and family to vote for your entry and you could win $500.00. The first 50 people to enter will get great prizes just for participating.”