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A couple of months ago my friend Susan shared a recipe for laundry pods. I thought, “Hey! I should make those!”
So after reading her recipe I immediately opened my Amazon app and ordered some Nellie’s All Natural Laundry Soda and it arrived on my doorstep a few days later. I carried it to a shelf in my bathroom where it stayed, next to a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, for 2 months where it eventually needed to be dusted. Thus proving what I already knew….that I am a master procrastinator.
I should make myself a “Master Procrastinator” cape. And wouldn’t it be great if it rolled up into a pillow like those snuggy blankets so I could use it at naptime?
OK, where were we? Oh right. Laundry pods. I’m starting to see why it took me so long to make them.
You can see Susan’s recipe HERE and I’ll just share with you what I did differently.
First let me say, I was drawn to trying this because of two things. 1. It has essential oils in it and y’all know how I am crazy about those! 2. It includes the Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar which I am a HUGE fan of. If you have never tried one…run to get it now before you have your next laundry stain. It’s amazing. Then, just for fun, have your kids study why it works….simply fascinating.
OK, back to the recipe. I decided to use Citrus Fresh and Tea Tree. Susan used Citrus Fresh and StressAway. Once I saw how hard it was to get those little balls to stick together I realize why she was so brilliant. I was wishing for some StressAway about 2 minutes into the balling process. I could NOT get those suckers to hold together. So I added more vinegar and voila! It worked. Each time it got too dry to stay in a ball I added about a tablespoon of vinegar and kept going. In this Texas heat it still only took a day to firm up enough to put them into the canister.
If I decide to make them again, I will switch to the Arm & Hammer Washing Soda because it is less than half the cost of the one I used. And I’ll definitely try other oils. I mean, what’s the fun of making your own if you can’t play with the scent?!
I will admit, I cheated and tossed a fresh one into my laundry as I was making them. I was dying to see if all this effort was really worth it. And it was! My laundry smelled divine and the towels were so soft that if I ever do make that cape I will use one of those soft towels.
On second thought, I can simply clothespin the towel to my shirt and be done with it. Procrastinators unite!
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