This salad is good with a vinaigrette or honey mustard dressing- but you can use just about any variety you like 🙂
Natural Laundry Detergent:
Makes 1 Gallon/ 3.79litres
Good for 16- 32 loads, depending on size & soil level (1/2 cup for small- regular loads; 1 cup for large loads and/ or dirtier items)
3 tbsp each:
– washing soda
– castille soap
– several drops essential oils (I used orange Dr Bonner’s castille soap, so I added orange & lemon essential oil for a fresh citrus scent)
4 cups boiling water
Pour all dry ingredients into container
Add boiling water & shake well to mix (please put the lid on before shaking!!!!)
Fill remainder of container with cold water (you may have to pre measure a gallon of water into the jug before and mark it with a Sharpie like I did). Let cool before screwing on lid.
I use a dollar store measuring cup for each load 🙂
And now for my OCD cost breakdown (don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
I did the conversions and then divided how many batches I could make per product.
Cost of Ingredients:
Castille Soap $16.49 32 oz/ 1 Quart
Laundry Soda 7.99 1.6 lbs/ 726 g
Borax 10.99 4.4 lbs/ 2 kg
Total Cost: $39.73
Cost Per Batch:
Castille Soap $0.79
(based on 21 batches per bottle)
Laundry Soda 0.47
(based on 17 batches per bag)
(based on 47 batches per box)
Total per Batch: $1.66 That’s 5- 10 cents per load!
And as a final note, the great thing about the ingredients is that they have many applications, so you can whip up a variety of other cleaning goodies. 🙂
This is another recipe from the EatingWell.com cookbook that I recently downloaded. If you are starting to think all I eat is salmon, think again. 😛 I enjoy the challenge of working with ingredients I already have, and especially enjoy how this helps with the budget!
I used fresh grated potatoes instead of the frozen hashbrowns the recipe calls for and was happy with the result. I skipped the sauce and served these with straight up sour cream, steamed carrots & beans, and roast potatoes & spaghetti squash! phew! A colourful plate! 🙂
Yummy Mummy Salmon Tostis (Salmon Cakes)
Total Time: 30 min
Makes: 4 servings, 2 per person
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