How to save money making your own laundry soap

Tsh Oxenreider, Author & Blogger, shares advice for families on how to make your own laundry soap in order to save money
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How to save money making your own laundry soap

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Natural cleaning is so easy to do, and it saves so much money. I really think anybody can do it. My favorite one is our laundry soap, and it's so easy, and it saves us so much money. All it is, is one part Borax, one part washing soda, and two parts grated soap, and that's it. And we mix it all together, and I use about two tablespoons per load of laundry, and it saves, I don't even know how much money, a ton of money, and that's all ingredients you can find at any local store. The other one I like is just our all-purpose cleaner, and that is about a half a cup, or so, of vinegar to about two cups, or so, of water, and then sometimes I will just add a few drops of tea tree essential oil, and that's just a natural antiseptic, and I just shake it all up, and then use that in a spray bottle. And our kids and use it, because there are no chemicals, and it gets the counters just as clean as any store-bought cleaner. And then I also just like to use plain, old baking soda. That's a great natural scouring agent, and then I use half a lemon for getting out stains on counters and walls, things like that. And everyone can use it in the family, because it's non-toxic.

Tsh Oxenreider, Author & Blogger, shares advice for families on how to make your own laundry soap in order to save money

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Tsh Oxenreider

Author & Blogger, SimpleMom.net

Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe. She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book. Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 60 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.

Tsh writes about living simply and intentionally at Simple Mom, which was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012. She was also number 2 in the top 50 Twitter Moms of 2011, was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011, her blog was nominated for Best New Blog of 2008, and has been mentioned on Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network, CNBC, CNN, NPR, Parents Magazine, and more. She speaks frequently about blogging, writing, living intentionally, and motherhood in between changing diapers and hitting the 'publish' button. She is also an advocate for Compassion International, serving as one of their bloggers, and is a regular contributor at (in)courage. Tsh also records a podcast with Homefries called The Simple Mom Podcast, which during one week ranked second under NPR’s This American Life in most listened-to podcasts.

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