• Finished Detergent
    Green Living

    Green Laundry – make your own detergent

    It’s Friday (a plastic free Friday..hopefully) and I’m cutting one more plastic container from my home, the laundry detergent jug.  I did a little research on making your own and it turns out this is a great way to reduce toxins that feed back into our water supply, save money and I even prefer it over commercial products. I found this recipe on pinterest and had to make some slight adjustments – noted below. Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce 1 bar Fels Naptha (Yes, the ENTIRE Bar!) 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (NOT BAKING SODA!!) 4 cups of hot water Step 1: Put 4 cups of water in a…

  • shop plastic free
    Green Living

    Plastic Free Friday

    Plastic free Fridays, an environmental movement similar to Meatless Mondays, encourages people to live plastic free for one day a week. While it’s probably not feasible to get rid of any and all plastic in your home for a day, it is totally doable to eliminate plastic “consumables” for a day. Here are a few things to consider if you are going to try this, who knows, maybe something will become part of your daily routine. Beverages   Say NO to plastic lids, straws and those silly plastic stoppers that Starbucks adds to their cups.  Take a reusable BPA free cup if you must have your coffee to go.  Wean yourself from…