Thursday, June 19, 2008

I will wear CLEAN clothes!

Thank you for your suggestions on how to get the plastic out of my insatiable need for clean clothes :)
I am very excited to try this recipe for making my own detergent:
2 ½ ounces bath soap grated into flakes (I knew that old fashion—all metal—kitchen scale would come in handy some day!)
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 cup of plastic diet excitement!
I will reuse my current plastic detergent bottle as the container to keep this in too. Reducing and reusing-score.
I love all recipes (particularly ones that involve food as a product!) so making my own soap and detergent (even though they aren't food) really appeals to me. Obviously this doesn’t appeal to everyone so let me highlight this website from the comments section of my last post on how to wash clothes more ecologically:
So, we can all find a way to reduce that fits us and make this world a little greener and less plasticy in the process!


plasticfreenyc said...

erin we just posted at exactly the same time! we are so cute!

plasticfreenyc said...

i don't really know what Borax is, but they have it at Target!