Dear Thunderstorms: I always sleep like a baby when you’re present. Nothing like a cool breeze and the sound of rain outside my window. Dear Five O’Clock Hours: Um, you suck. I love the fall. I love seeing the students move back on campus. I love being busy. But I do not enjoy staying that extra hour each evening. This means it’s gonna start getting darker sooner in the evenings. Dear Early Morning Runs: I’ve missed you dearly and am hereby committing myself to you for the next month. Please be kind. Dear Former Co-Worker: I guess you’re right, you aren’t really a former co-worker because I will technically be working with you in the future. Darn collections. Anywho, thanks again for the donut.
As mentioned in the previous post, I have a super rad recipe to share. I originally saw this on a friend’s “green” blog and did a little research; it seems as though many people out there are using the same recipe. This recipe is quick, simple, cheap and great for the environment. There are no unwanted or unnecessary chemicals, dyes or scents. This is the super rad Laundry Soap Recipe.
Ingredients: 1 bar of soup. 1 cup washing soda. 1 cup borax.
Yup, it’s that simple. The soap that I use on a daily basis is by bodyTrue and can be picked up at probably any co-op. It’s unscented and hearty; meaning after one giant suds session it doesn’t reduce it’s size by one third. Lasts me a long time. For a pack of three bars: $3.99. Borax: found at any market is only $4.49 for 4 LBS! (and is he compatible for those with fancy washers/dryers) Lastly, $3.79 for 3 LBS of washing soup, which can also be found in any market. Long story short, you get a whole lotta ingredients for a whole lot cheaper than a container of detergent.
What to do:
- Grate the bar of soap. I had picked my grater up at the Salvation Army when I first moved into my apartment, so I didn’t have a problem volunteering it for the use of soap rather than cheese.
- Measure out the borax and washing soda.
- And mix.
- Holy smokes, homies! That’s it! You can store it in any air tight container, As you can see, I used an old salsa jar.