Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spring~Like Weather & Making Laundry Soap!

It is spring~like weather here in Southern California! Sunny and so beautiful. This kind of weather motivates me to nest!!! I am rearranging furniture and nesting like crazy. My honey~do list is beginning to grow.
I always post when I make another batch of my homemade laundry soap which is one of my favorite things to do! It smells heavenly and works so well. I have been making my own laundry soap now for nearly 4 years and will continue to do so.
Many of you have made this recipe and love it too! If you haven't give it a try!
Recipe on my sidebar or click here!
Have a wonderful week nesting!


Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

Every time I read that you're making laundry soap I copy the recipe. This time I am going to make it - except I will be using handmade bar soap. Can't wait to try this!!


Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

I really need to try this! It sounds like fun!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Dear Mary Jane, :) :) :) Y eah for laundry soap. This recipe with the pink ZOTE soap is my favorite so far. It smells absolutely DIVINE and it's economical and lasts FOREVER!!! I've done 5 loads with mine so far ;) :) It's wonderful. Even my dad wants to use it now ;) :) Love and hugs to you from Oregon, Heather :)

Elsie said...

Maryjane it looks really pretty so
I know it must smell good. I might have to try that one day. I told myself when I read that back in 2009 I would make it and I didn't.
Maybe this will be the year.


You got me hooked on this laundry soap when you printed the recipe almost a couple years ago and it's the ONLY laundry soap I now use!!!
I have shared the recipe with the gals at church too.
It's NOT feeling like spring here...COLD!!! :(

Merrie said...

I made it last year when you posted it. I loved it, but didnt have a container for it that I liked. Then when my grandma died this past summer we found 2 gallon sized glass jars in her house and I thought they would be the perfect thing for this recipe...but now the store where I found the bar soap quit carrying it!

billi said...

I made it after I saw your post only recently and am telling everybody about it. There's nothing bad to say about it. Thank you for sharing

DearHelenHartman said...

I make my own laundry soap and LOVE it but always used Ivory or Castile never any with color... that is so pretty I am going to make it as a gift for family members that I'm trying to win over to make your own! Thanks. Love it. Your blog is charming.

April said...

hi maryjane,
i smiled when i saw your post with the recipe--it is JUST LIKE MINE, and i also use my kitchenaid grater--WOW that works great!
the homemade detergent has been on my "menu" for a couple of years now,and i love it. it's even good for my little redheads with sensitive skin!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

I should give it a try and make some myself :) I wish we were having warm spring-like weather here in Michigan, but we got dumped with at least 5" of snow last night, and they are expecting another 3-4" Wednesday night into Thursday morning :( Waahhhh!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Shelley said...

I really love your blog..I've followed it for a few years now. So inspiring! Thanks for all that you so generously share.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Do you know that every time I see your header it makes me smile?

Something tells me it's much more springlike in cali than up here in Idaho! :)

Brenda Kula said...

I've got to try it. The "Free" detergent (meaning free of perfumes, etc.) is still wreaking havoc on my skin.

PrettyPinkPins said...

I cannot find the A & H Washing Soda! I find their laundry detergent but no soda. Will this work as well or is there something else to use? I've been searching different stores for months and NOTHING! I've bought the pink zote and just waiting to find the washing soda. I'm dying to try this! Any tips anyone?? I saw you can buy it online.

Elyse said...

hi maryjane!

it might be spring-like today but here another 5-7" of snow is predicted tonight!

i think it is so cool that you make laundry detergent! good, clean fun. :)

happy thursday


Jacqueline said...

Hi Maryjane...
You make the world so darn cute! I'm sorry I have not gotten back to peek at your blog. I am opening a cute store and have been pouring my heart into that. Are you interested in making any cute stuff for my store? I have several bloggers on board shipping cute stuff my way. Store is opening in Feb. Come see my blog! I have special commissions for bloggers to make it affordable and profitable for you.
Love sent on this Friday morn...
Jacqueline at
Once Upon a Fairyland

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love this stuff! I have been making it for almost a year now and will never go back to commercial detergent. I have never been able to find pink Zote soap, but Fels Naptha works great. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Maryjane, I just stopped by to say Hi and to see what you've been doing. I am going to try your laundry soap. I am sensitive to a lot of them and I think this may work for me. Thanks for sharing!

Villblomsten said...

I never even hear about that one can make laundry detergent :-)

Lovely with spring :-)
In Norway , it is just raining ..

Valerie said...

I can't wait to try your recipe.

It looks wonderful!




Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I've been wanting to make this for some time, think I will this time! Thanks for the reminder!

Liz said...

Hi Maryjane! I finally got around to making it!!! YAY! We (hubs and I) LOVE it! I did a post about this afternoon. :) Yup! That's how much I like it!


Karen said...

I did it! I made my own laundry soap. It was tricky finding the Arm and Hammer Washing Soda - but finally found it at our local Ace Hardware!
My hands are so soft from grating that yummy pink soap...thanks for sharing!
I love your trailer...sigh.
:) Karen

Brenda said...

I love your blog. As soon as I use up what I have, I am so making this. It looks so pretty. And from the comments, it works too! What more can you ask for. Something that looks good and works too! :) Thank you for posting this.