Friday, May 18, 2012

Busy Busy

First up, the Homemade Dishwashing Powder is unreal.
Not only is it a 1 minute job to make, but it cleans the dishes as well, if not better than the comercial powder.
I will be sticking with this one.

Knee deep in Party preparation here at Number 6.
The youngest, but by no means the quietest of our Family has turned 5 and is SUPER excited.
There has been a surprise arrival of Nana from Sydney, a family birthday dinner with ice-cream cake, and a party is planned with 12 little 3-5 year old munchkins and an unreal face-painter.
The level of excitement has reached fever pitch and is about to boil over in a sugar induced meltdown any time now.
Ive had these pinned on pinterest from
Too easy to make, taste great, and look good on a huge white plate.
The kids dont care what it looks like.... but I do.
the fact that they taste great is a massive bonus.
I will be arrainging them on the large white platter, maybe in rainbow order of course, in all my spare time between now and the party!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dishwasher Powder and Liquid Hand Soap

I made the Dishwasher Powder today.
recipe from onegoodthingbyjillee
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup citric acid
Mix it all together in an air tight container.
Cost = $3.87 for 625g
Not too bad I dont think.
I have'nt used it yet, but will be putting a load on tonight to test it out.
Hope the DW does'nt spontaneously combust!!

I also made some liquid hand soap.
recipe from homesteadrevival
225g soap
3.8L water
2tbs glycerine

Cost $4.50 for 3.8L
Now that is 0.30c for 250ml
Total winner.
Its good, but it doesnt lather up as much as the store bought variety, but I think that may have something to do with the soap I used.
For the price Im really happy.
Grate the soap.
Mix it into your water, add the glycerine and mix over medium heat to melt.
It thickens up over a few hours as it cools.
My kids loved stirring it and watching it.
When cool, fill up all your soap dispensers and store the rest.