pure & simple laundry

even the most mundane tasks can be made joyful when they're pretty ... don't you think?

 this lovely little milk bottle is a vintage shop find & makes me smile - filled with eucalyptus branches dried from Finn's party...  I have to be honest I really have nothing against tide laundry soap ... It works great - but that bright orange bottle just bothered me every time - not to mention the blue drips that stained the top of my washer [ can I ask why something that cleans your clothes, stains every other surface???]   anyway, much to my husband's poking fun at me for putting soap in my blender [ he's seen it all now :) ] I felt like it sounded simple enough to make my own + is pretty cheap + no more plastic orange jug glaring at me so win/win  Im onto my second batch now - and our clothes are coming clean + I actually look FORWARD to putting the soap in [ small things, right ]  

this lovely little milk bottle is a vintage shop find & makes me smile - filled with eucalyptus branches dried from Finn's party...

I have to be honest I really have nothing against tide laundry soap ... It works great - but that bright orange bottle just bothered me every time - not to mention the blue drips that stained the top of my washer [ can I ask why something that cleans your clothes, stains every other surface???] 

anyway, much to my husband's poking fun at me for putting soap in my blender [ he's seen it all now :) ] I felt like it sounded simple enough to make my own + is pretty cheap + no more plastic orange jug glaring at me so win/win

Im onto my second batch now - and our clothes are coming clean + I actually look FORWARD to putting the soap in [ small things, right ]  

 borax & washing soda in Kraft bags display nicely | amazon.ca  Watkins Castile soap | well.ca  Refresh oil blend | saje.ca

borax & washing soda in Kraft bags display nicely | amazon.ca

Watkins Castile soap | well.ca

Refresh oil blend | saje.ca

 start by chopping the Castile soap like so

start by chopping the Castile soap like so

 jar | amazon.ca
 add 1 cup of laundry soda & one cup of borax into your food processor + 30 drops of any essential oil [ I like the 'fresh' scent or lavender is nice ...although any scent pretty much is gone by the time the clothes have been through the drier ]

add 1 cup of laundry soda & one cup of borax into your food processor + 30 drops of any essential oil [ I like the 'fresh' scent or lavender is nice ...although any scent pretty much is gone by the time the clothes have been through the drier ]

 i have discovered these wool dryer balls [ Nellie's] work great for sheets to dry more evenly, are silent + work as a fabric softener & decrease static [ + again - they look pretty ....always a bonus ]

i have discovered these wool dryer balls [ Nellie's] work great for sheets to dry more evenly, are silent + work as a fabric softener & decrease static [ + again - they look pretty ....always a bonus ]

lettered & lined does laundry artwork right - I probably misread the fine print on the site & thought the frames were included [ too good to be true ] and at first was a little disappointed when i opened the package after stalking my mail for two weeks waiting for it to arrive ... but quickly improvised with a skirt hanger ... totally works, right?