Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cloth Diaper Safe Homemade Laundry Detergent

If you have been following my blog or YouTube you know that I am cloth diapering my baby girl. Cloth diaper detergent is expensive. Having to spend that extra money does not help when cloth diapering to save money. I started looking for recipes for homemade laundry soap that was cloth diaper safe. I also wanted to find a detergent for our family clothing to save money as well. This is what I found and it works great. I hope everyone enjoys this inexpensive and easy to make laundry soap.

If you have an HE washer not to worry this is safe for HE washers. :)
Both produce low suds as required for the HE brands.
Make sure to use the right amount. :)

Cloth Diaper Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe:
(Powdered, only takes about 3 minutes to make)
If you want a fragrance all you do is add two drops of your choice of essential oil to the water before adding your diapers.

2 cups of Borax
2 cups of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (not baking soda!)
2 cups of Oxygen cleaning powder, such as Oxyclean (I get my Oxyclean from Wal-Mart)

Mix it up well so there are no lumps. Use 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) for small loads & 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) for large loads.
Store your detergent in a recycled, air tight container. I use a candy joy from the dollar store and it works great. I made a label and taped it to the side on the container with Cloth Diaper Detergent on it with the recipe.

Everyday Laundry Soap Detergent Recipe for your Family Laundry
(takes about 10 to 15  minutes to make)
If you want an added fragrance you can add 2 drops of essential oil to water before adding your clothes.
1 bar finely grated Zote,  Castile or Fels-Naptha Soap (You can use Ivory but you will need 2 bars instead of 1. I have heard that Ivory is not good for your washer so I do not recommend using Ivory.)
1 cup of Borax
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 cup of Oxygen cleaner powder, such as Oxyclean

Mix all ingredients well. It will look like yellow (if you use Fels-Naptha) or pink (if you use the pink zote bar) & white granules. Use 1 tablespoon for light, small loads & 2 tablespoons for large loads.
Store in a recycled air tight container. I use a coffee can and I have labeled it with the recipe on the label. I also clearly state on the label that it is the family detergent. 

If you have hard water you can add a water softener, Washing soda is a water softener. You can add 1/2 a cup more to the mix for hard water.

This has saved us so much money and it is fun and super easy to make. I hope you find this as wonderful as  I do.

Until Next Time!
If you are trying to conceive Baby Dust To ALL!!

AZ Desert Creations

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Trees Trees and More Trees

I love love love creating Tree of Life pendants for my necklaces. Each and every one comes out different and unique. During my online searches I have seen many Tree of Life pendants out there but none are alike. I have seen trees that are just down right ugly and I have seen trees that are cute and simple. My trees are far from simple. My Tree of Life pendants have a 3 D effect. Meaning they are not flat like many others. Mine have a kind of dome shape that makes them super special and really come to life. I have a range of trees that I make and today I wanted to share some of them with you and hope you love them as much as I do.

Orange Mix Crackled Tree of Life Necklace Silver and Copper Silk Cord

Introductory Priced at $30.00 + shipping

Cherry Tree of Life Necklace with Silver Plated and Copper Wire

Introductory Priced at $30.00 + Shipping

Rose Tree of Life Necklace on Silver Chain with Purple and Pink Wire

Priced at $25.00 + Shipping

Amethyst Tree of Life Necklace with Black Silk Cord Magnetic Closure

Introductory Priced at $30.00 + Shipping

Tree of Life Necklace with Shell Beads and Black Silk Cord, Handmade

Introductory Priced at $30.00 + Shipping

Tree of Life Necklace with Green Aventurine on Silk Cord Silver Plated

Introductory Priced at $30.00 + Shipping

Tree of Life Earrings Silver Plated Hand Wire Wrapped with Green Beads

Introductory Priced at $25.00 + Shipping

Each and every one of my trees are unique and one of a kind (OOAK). I never use pre-made necklace cords. Every black silk cord is put together by me. This is the only way I can assure the quality of the materials used to assemble them. Mother's Day is almost here and now is the time to get Mom a gift that she will cherish for a lifetime. My Tree Of Life items are that perfect gift. Each Tree item will be mailed inside an Indian Organza bag, inside a handmade pillow gift box, and inside a bubble mailer. Ready for your gift giving needs. When you care to purchase the very best for that special person in your life go handmade. Sure to impress!

Until Next time,

Mother's Day Countdown Week 9

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mother's Day Countdown Week 8