I often wonder with all this talk of going green and companies offering "greener" cleaning formulas what's the hype? DO they clean as well? because generally they cost more...WELL I want to be greener and save some green! So thanks to Pinterest (are you a member yet? if not you should go join!) not only do I have a new addiction, but I have found a bunch of greener and cheaper alternatives to all those sparkly bottles you see in the store...but yeah they sound good but do they work?
First up Shower and Tub cleaner! I was skeptical at first... OK this stuff is amazing!!! It works better than any commercial stuff I've tried...and believe me I've tried tons of them! I used green Dawn, just because that was what I had on hand! Just mix this up...spray your shower walls down let it set a bit wipe it down! It really gets rid of the soap scum and hard water marks! EASILY! I love it!
So now after some Rave reviews I've caved and made my own laundry detergent from Being Creative. I've been contemplating trying this for some time... It was super easy to mix up! (ALL the ingredients could be found at my local Walmart, though I already had the giant bin of OxiClean) I just used a plastic storage bin to mix up all the ingredients, and being lazy I used my food processor to grate the Fels-Naptha. (totaly looks like shredded cheese!) Which totally freaked out Amos but he quickly recovered and came back into the kitchen. I put some of the mix into a cute little container to keep in the laundry room. Filled up a 6lb empty Oxiclean bucket and I need to get myself another little container to keep the rest in (the bin it's in now isn't air tight-ish....) I'm figuring this will last us for close to a year! (since there's only 2 of us in the household) Seeing as I was spending $15 or so a month on detergent $20 for the year is a pretty grand deal! (I'm figuring my per load cost at about 11 cents per load homemade as opposed to around 80 cents a load for the commercial stuff!)