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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On a personal note....

It never felt right to me.  This time of year when all the trees dress up in beautiful Autumn colors, right before the stores turn red and green for Christmas, they turn pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Having watched my sister battle and eventually die from breast cancer at 45 years old you would think I'd jump wholeheartedly into the pink pandemonium, however it never felt right to me.

Awareness is a good thing.  Remember when there was Aids Awareness?  Then there was research and finally a suitable way to live with the disease, if not a total cure.  It seems like breast cancer has had a lot of awareness and still women die from it.  A lot of women.  Women who are otherwise very healthy people.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap

Here's a great idea for all those imperfect bars of homemade soap you may have...make homemade laundry soap.

Recipe Homemade Laundry Soap

1 4.5 oz bar of soap finely grated
1 cup Arm&Hammer washing soda
1 cup Borax

Mix all ingredients together and store in sealed glass container.  Use 1 T per load for HE machines or 2 T per load for regular machine.

I've been using mine for about a month now and I love it! It cleans well and leaves my clothes smelling like a medley of essential oils.

I've even used it on my delicate clothes in cold water with no problem. Sure beats expensive name brand soaps that contain phosphates!