I'm up early today.
I want to get a jump on my chores before the temperatures heat up.
It's wash day!Two loads of laundry are already washed and hanging out in the bright early morning sunshine.
The good thing about the summery temps is that the laundry dries on the clothesline almost as fast as it would in the electric dryer, and it smells so much better.
It's got to be a good day when it starts off pink. I dressed in a cool, cotton flower-print summer skirt with a pink tank top and flip flops this morning.
My laundry soap is even pink! I make it with Zote soap.
It's so easy to make!
Here's the recipe I use:
Powdered Laundry Soap
1/2 cup grated Zote Soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
I let my food processor grate the soap for me. Then I throw in the other ingredients and give them all a whirl and...
Beautiful light pink soap!
I only use about 1 tablespoon of the soap for a medium size load of laundry that isn't very dirty but would use up to 2 tablespoons if it's a large and/or heavily soiled load.
Notes: I've been asked where I got the Zote soap. I found mine at a Kmart that was going out of business. Since then, I've looked at other Kmarts along with several other stores, and haven't been able to find Zote. If anyone knows where the soap can be purchased please let me know.
And another question I've had was about the embroidery piece on my clothesline. I made it by cutting a piece of muslin to size, hemming it on the sewing machine, crocheting the edging and then stamping and embroidering the piece. I fell in love with embroidery many years ago in my junior high home ec class. :)
I'm so happy to be joining in for Pink Saturday this week! It's been quite a while since I've participated and I've been missing my Pink Day friends. Thank you for coming by!
This post is also linked to Show and Tell Friday.