One thing I really can’t give up is my dishwasher. We have two young kids and we use that thing like crazy. I throw just about everything in there too. I sanitize our toothbrushes, clean sponges, you name it, I’ve tried washing it in dishwasher. I try to use everything to my advantage, dishwasher included. Those liquid detergents really add up though. Even with coupons, I can’t get the cost as low as I would like. I was reading our local newspaper the other day and I came across a recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent. I had most of the ingredients so I decided to give it a go! It was so easy to make and you only need a tablespoon of mix each time! I’m hooked. I really don’t notice a difference between this and the expensive stuff either! It’s so much cheaper to make and it’s non-toxic! I really hope you give it a try.
One of the things that really surprises people about me is that I make my own laundry soap. I don’t buy that overpriced junk in the stores. I used to but then I found out if I make my own, it will cost me a penny per load. Yours costs you a lot more than that, I assure you. I can make an industrial sized bucket for what you pay for a small jug. Think about it. It doesn’t even take that long.
I normally make mine unscented but I was sent a bottle of Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil to review. I thought I would give it a shot. Now, I’m hooked! I love the smell of tea tree oil and it does pretty awesome things too. There are a ton of uses for the stuff! I am going to start making different things with it and posting the results since it really is a phenomenal essential oil. First up is my laundry soap. I’ve posted this before on a blog that I used to write a long time ago so this is a refresher.
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Homemade Laundry Soap
This works on top or front loaders and in HE machines.
You will need:
4 Cups Hot Water
1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap (found in local grocery stores in detergent aisle)
1 Cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (I buy mine on Amazon)
1/2 Cup Borax (found in local grocery store in detergent aisle)
30 drops Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil
Grate the entire bar of Fels Naptha soap and add to a pot with the hot water. Simmer on medium heat, stirring constantly, until the entire bar dissolves. You don’t want any soap left in there because this is the stuff that gets stains out & a little goes a long way! Once dissolved, pour the mixture into an industrial sized bucket. Add the Washing Soda (NOT baking soda. If you use baking soda, your detergent will not work) and the Borax. Then fill the bucket up halfway with more hot water. Stir everything until dissolved.
Once dissolved, fill the bucket up the rest of the way with hot water. Stir again. (I use a paint stirring attachment for my drill. It gets everything nice and blended! You can also use a broom handle though). Put the cover on the bucket and let it sit, undisturbed overnight. In the morning, once everything has cooled, add your tea tree oil. Then stir everything again. Gather some detergent bottles and fill each halfway with your soap mixture. Then fill the rest of the way with water. Each time you use it, you will need to shake it to disperse the soap and the scent.
The Duggars suggest using this amount per load and I agree:
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)
I just mark it on each cap with a sharpie marker. There you have it. Easy to make and cheap to use, laundry soap. Not to mention, it smells great and Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is a known disinfectant! For really tough stains, I still use a spray-on stain remover. Enjoy!
I can’t wait to try more recipes involving Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil. Stay tuned since the bottle typically lasts around a year for most people!
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Ever have one of those days where you want to just throw up your hands and say, “Forget it! Let’s order pizza?’ I call those ‘weekdays!’ But seriously, I have a super easy recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that I make all the time. Now, I originally found this recipe from buy generic Seroquel. She has a new book come out today, The Hungry Girl Diet, and I pre-ordered my copy! In fact, we like her so much that I have five of her eleven books (two of which are signed). Tomorrow, she is doing a book signing in Woodbridge, New Jersey and I’m packing up the family for a road trip.
She is a Jill of all trades, with a newsletter, books, recipe cards, television show and more. She specializes in turning not-so-healthy recipes into healthier ones. My sister and I have tried dozens of her recipes and we love them. This recipe is so easy because I just use whatever I have on hand. I ALWAYS make it when we have leftover rotisserie chicken or after Thanksgiving (as a turkey pot pie). The original recipe can be found best buy Seroquel.
My version takes the basics and then just adds whatever I have in my kitchen. You’ll see:
Chicken Pot Pie
2 cups diced, cooked chicken
1.5 cups mixed frozen vegetables, cooked (the peas, corn and carrots mix, ideally)
1 can condensed Cream of Celery soup (I use the low fat, low sodium version)
1 ready made pie crust (I got six for $2 the other day!)
1 diced, cooked potato (If you have it. I only use it if I have leftovers needing to eaten)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease your pie plate with cooking spray.
Mix all your ingredients besides the pie crust and season that bad boy with some salt and pepper, even some parsley if you’re feeling fancy. Spread into the pie crust. If it’s too thick, add a little water. You want it to be gravy-like. Put the pie crust on top and pinch the edges. Put a slit in the top and pop it in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until browned.
That’s it! It’s one of our favorites and it’s insanely easy to make. I only use one pie crust in order to save calories but you could use two if you like. Try it when you’re pressed for time or you have stuff in the fridge that you want to use. You’ll save money (by not ordering takeout), calories (by using the low fat version of the soup & one crust) and you won’t waste your leftover food! Everyone wins! So, what’s your go-to meal when you’re in a hurry?
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