Friday, January 22, 2010
The verdict is in...........Rich thought the liquid soap I made was awesome. He couldn't believe the price of making it myself.
Next.......Liquid Laundry Soap!!!!!!!!!!! I have to use liquid laundry soap because our water doesn't dissolve the powder kind.....it leaves clumps of soap! I've even tried adding water to powder before and it just doesn't dissolve.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I've been trying to find ways to cut more cost from my household purchases. One thing we really like is liquid hand soap. We have it in both the kitchen and the bathroom. Even finding it on sale and using a coupon (when available) it can cost any where from 79 - 99 cents for a 8.5 ounce bottle.
I did some research on the internet and found several recipes. Most called for 1 bar hand soap, distilled water, glycerin and honey. I finally found a site where all they used was 1 bar soap and distilled water.
I sat and shredded my bar of Dial Soap that I had bought on sale. I paid $1.99 for 8 bars........equals out to 25 cents per bar. Then I brought 4 cups of distilled water ( you can use water that you just let stand in open container overnight) to a boil. I slowly blended in my shredded soap; stirring each addition until it melted. After it was melted I took off the stove and let set for about 15 minutes. I added 3 more cups of water and I took my hand mixer and whipped it until it looked like whipped cream. Then I let it cool for about an hour. Then I poured into a 5-quart plastic ice cream bucket. I whipped it up again. I let it sit overnight covered with lid. When I checked it this morning it was a little stiff on top. I took my hand held whip and blended it. It was the consistency of beaten eggs.
I poured it into 6 empty liquid soap containers that I had saved. They were 8.5 ounce containers.
So adding up costs........25 cents for bar of soap and $1.00 for electricity and water. Each container of liquid soap cost a little over 20 cents each.
Now........the test!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder what Rich is going to say about the liquid soap.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
So far this month I have been unable to continue any work on my UFO's. On the 5th and 6th I had to go in for a chemical stress test. I got the results back and everything was normal.
Then the 8th was one of my two shopping trips to town for the month. Other than those 3 days I have been at home. I have been working on organizing my kitchen and pantry. It is so hard for me to get anything done when I have to sit and rest after about 10-15 minutes of organizing. Yes, my fibromyalgia has been acting up lately. Some days I don't even want to get out of bed and try and do anything. I know that is not the answer but it is what I feel like doing.