Turkey Creek Lavender

Turkey Creek Lavender

Thursday, January 28, 2010

La La La La Lavender Laundry Soap. Sweet!!

Have I got a recipe for you today! Oh yeah.

It's not something you can eat, but it makes you feel oh, so good! And no calories!


















Lavender Laundry Soap...It's relaxing, and oh so soothing, and you'll feel pampered, and spoiled, as you snuggle up in your cozy sweet-smelling sheets. And that's not all folks, in addition to the aromatherapeutic benefits...It's inexpensive, environmentally friendly,  safe to use on fine and antique linens, and this low-sudsing formula is safe for front-loading washing machines, too. Sold? Well alright then...let's get started.

There are 4 ingredients in this Laundry Soap: 20 Mule Team Borax, Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, Fels Naptha Laundry Soap Bar, and lavender essential oil.


















For this recipe we will use: 1 cup of Fels Naptha, grated.

















First I cut it into chunks for easier handling. Then I put it in my ancient, harvest gold blender I've had for 30 years and pulse on grate. Some people use their food processor, some grate by hand. I like the blender.
This is what you will end up with...
Now I mix in 2 teaspoons of lavender essential oil, NOT fragrance oil.
Give it a whirl, then add 1/2 cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax, and whirl it some more.
This is what it will look like. You can also place the grated soap and the other ingredients in a large bowl and stir together. You get the same result, but I like to really incorporate all of the ingredients.
Store in a pretty container, and use 1/4 cup per load, perhaps less for front loaders. (I don't know...I have a plain old top loader!) If you decide to do all of the sheets in the house, and all of the pj's, just so everyone has a restful night, and you end up with an extra large load, use 1/2 cup.

Now if you want to share, or use this as a gift, here's a cute packaging idea.
Add a tag with instructions, a pretty bow, maybe even put it in a muslin bag. Your friends will thank you.

And if you want to take it a step further...

...add linen spray to give them even sweeter dreams, and lavender-filled dryer sachets. Nice.
Molly thanks me...she's having sweet dreams right now...on my clean sheets...hey wake up, and get down...

Have a sweet day, and sweet dreams!

CL


3 comments:

Michele said...

Oh how nice it would be to have nice smelling sheets. The commercial soaps just don't provide that anymore. And best of all, this recipe sounds much more septic tank friendly than what we're currently using.

Katie said...

I love love the laundry soap and am now washing my sheets more often just so they smell fresh. I also spritz the mattress while the sheets are off with the spray for extra yummy scent.

Cathy Field said...

Katie, if you can find the Fels Naptha in your area you've got it made! Great idea to spritz the mattress. And take it with you when you travel. It repels bed bugs! Yuck!

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