just jackie…

doing what Jackie does

I have been quite busy as of late. I’ve been teaching Eco-Friendly classes at our local library for the past few months, and, at the last class, a photographer from the local paper showed up and snapped photos. A few days ago, a reporter contacted me and I was interviewed.

The article appeared in the Features Section of the Sunday paper, as well as on the web site.

Eco-friendly/Cost-effective cleaning workshop

I wanted to share the recipe that accompanied the article.

It’s for natural, low-suds laundry soap:

4 cups – hot tap water

1 soap bar of any kind

1 cup washing soda

1/2 cup Borax

Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap melts and dissolves.

Fill a five gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

Stir and fill a used, clean laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. It will gel.

Recipe makes 10 gallons.

Top load machines: 1/2 cup per load (approximately 320 loads); front load machines: 1/4 cup per load (approximately 640 loads)

I’ve been selling my products at the Cane River Green Market in Natchitoches, LA, but I also sell online: www.omasfavorite.com

4 thoughts on “They call me… MRS. CLEAN!

  1. I see you have been busy! How cool about the eco-friendly classes. I know we use vinegar and baking soda as our primary cleaners. Have you heard of soap nuts? You can find them here http://www.laundrytree.com I haven’t tried my sampling yet but they sound really neat. Thanks for sharing your recipe. We will have to try it sometime. Our city water tends to “curdle” certain bars of soap so we have to be careful what bars we use. I miss our well water! ={

    What a cool place Natchitoches is! We have been there once and hubby really misses the Natchitoches meat pies he had growing up! I guess I will have to make them for him soon…he has been having a real hankering for cajun foods lately. =)

    OH I added a link to your store on my site. It’s under “My sisters who keep shops”.

    Well take care ~ Jessica

  2. I started out making liquid laundry soap and now i do the dry version. Much easier for me to do. No icky fingers. LOL I think it is great that you are having success with your home business and it is an EXCELLENT teaching tool for the kids. Way to go!!!!!

your thoughts?