Tuesday, April 26, 2011

make your own cleaning products party!

One of my good friends had a little party a few weekends ago, and it was so much fun! We made our own cleaning supplies using simple ingredients - baking soda, borax, castille soap, vinegar, dish soap and some essential oils.

Stirring up the laundry detergent. I love that I can add my own essential oils! When I got home, I made some dryer balls out of yarn. I saw it on a blog somewhere and can't find it now... At any rate, you wind balls of yarn (a great way to use old acrylic) and then wind some nice wool yarn to cover it up. Put in a stocking, tie a loose knot and wash in hot, put in dryer. Works great, uses old stuff that nobody wants and it's fast!

I found some plain spray bottles at the store and filled them up! To keep myself from getting confused, I added a drop or two of food coloring to each one, orange for all-purpose and blue for window cleaner. There's a shaker too, which I didn't show. It's a large mouth mason jar and the top has holes which were made with a hammer and nail (on a block of wood). I added a few drops of essential oil to the baking soda and stirred it up. Now I can use it on my stainless sink, bathtub and those tough spots on the tile floor.

Now, the question is, keep the cleaning lady or enjoy it all to myself? (Just kidding, Julie, we love you too much to let you go, but we will share our cleaners and recipes with you!)


Luisa said...

how fun. I love make your own parties. My friends and I just had make homemade pasta night. So fun to get together in good company to make things.

Amylynn McDevitt said...

Would you be willing to share recipes? I have a powder laundry soap I use from Soule Momma it's wonderful! It's even good for the manly smelly stuff!

victoria said...

Amylynn - they are on the paper in the last photo. I'll look for that paper in my stacks and will be happy to share!

noe said...

What are the dryer balls for?