So we skipped the homeschool Schole’ group today. The little man hasn't been feeling well over the last two days and still hadn't eaten much as of bedtime last night. So I made the decision to let him sleep in and give him an extra day of rest. It did me good too as I decided since I had some open space, to NOT set my alarm and let me sleep in too. So even with the hour I was awake during the night ( either a symptom of or another cause of the adrenal fatigue), I still managed to get some extra sleep!
Still we had some extra time today and I had just bought the ingredients to make laundry detergent though I had no idea when I was going to get some time to do it (I had no idea how quick it would be!). So as he seemed a bit perkier, I thought, why not?
I got the recipe from a friend a few days ago and had bought the ingredients yesterday:
4 lbs baking soda
4 lbs washing soda
1 lb kosher salt (not sure why it called for kosher but why not?)
3 bars fells naptha soap (or 1 bar zote) I got the fels naptha because that's what Wegman's had, though she told me Walmart has the Zote already shredded.
We just poured all the baking soda, washing soda and salt together in a big basin.
Then came the 'fun' part for my son. Grating the fels naptha. It really wasn't bad. He used the big bars until they were about half way then I did the rest- being cautious of little fingers with the grater but really he did fine and I need to learn not to worry so much.
As we grated, I poured the shredded soap in with the soda mixture and stirred. He enjoyed taking some turns to stir too.
After all was said and done, we poured the mix into some empty plastic containers I've had lying around for quite some time unused. And Viola! The first load is in the washer!
And other than playing a game and some reading time tonight, that's our school for today and it was great!
By the way, all the ingredients came to about $12.50, which is less than a bottle of the store brand natural detergent I've been using. And we only need to use 1 Tablespoon of detergent per load so this will definitely last by far longer than what I use! YAY!