I have been holding back so much info from you all, I'm sorry!! Here are some great recipes that we are using at our house to be green and save green!
I have seen many recipes for homemade laundry soap floating around the Internet, and I finally tried it out. I wish I had known about this years ago!! It is easy to make, works great, and is so incredibly inexpensive it seems too good to be true, but it's not! Here is the recipe that I used laundry soap
Try it out and tell me what you think.
Also, I made our own toothpaste. I had heard a long time ago that Fluoride wasn't good for you, but hadn't taken the time to do much research. Thankfully I have a friend that loves to investigate these things and share all her knowledge :-)) You can check out Aprils blog here. She doesn't have the fluoride info on her blog yet, so I'll just forward on the video she found. Go here to watch a video on how fluoride got into our drinking water and what you need to know about it.
After watching the video my husband threw out the toothpaste, and so I was forced to finally make toothpaste like I have been intending for years. Here is the recipe I used. I suggest using a bit less salt. We all like it, well dd is having a little fit, but I think she'll come around. It is very similar to arm and hammer toothpaste. We used freecycled baby food jars that each person got to decorate. I think the kids like having their own "special" toothpaste, so that helped in the transition.
Again I'd love to hear what you think if you make it.