skid mark remover -scallywaif laundry soap

i have played around with various homemade laundry soaps that i have found on-line. what all my “trying out” came down to is: making my own damn recipe. i need something with ooomph. i need something with essential oils. i need something with castile soap instead of  fels naptha. i need something that screams, “i can take your funk away, dirty clothes!” as a resulti came up with scallywaif skid mark remover – laundry soap.

what ya need: 5 0z bar of dr. bronners castile soap. i like the lavender version. they also offer eucalytus, tea tree, citrus and rose. you can find this soap at central market or at nice HEBs. you also need: 1 cup of borax, 1 cup of washing soda (not baking soda), essential oils of your choice, and 16 cups of water = 1 gallon. my laundry soap is more concentrated with more of the “good stuff” and less water. i am not selling it, i am making it for fun, using the hell out of it, and sharing my know how with you, scallywags!

grate the soap. dissolve 1 cup of borax and 1 cup of washing soda with the 5 oz of grated soap in 4 cups of water. it does not need to boil, it just needs to dissolve on a stove top or hot plate. after it has cooled, you can add any essential oils you love. i added lavender. then using a funnel, i poured the mixture in a one gallon jug. then i filled the jug most of the way with water. i didn’t need to measure out the other 12 cups of water since i knew i was using a 1 gallon jug. i saved some room at the top of the jug for some air so i could shake the mixture. after that, you just let it kind of cure for a day – 24 hrs and then you can start removing your funky ass skid marks.

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i took the words scallywag and waif and married them. i feel like a scallywaif — playfully mischievous. waif = i’m tiny in stature, but that is beside the point. i feel small in comparison to the huge universe that seduces me with all of its mind blowing whims. i’m the girl who likes to roll up her knickers and play in the mud. i am easily charmed by the heat and designs of fire. and the wind is a dear friend of mine that sweeps my hair in all the right places. i’m a dreamer, but at the same time i’m big on living in the moment. i love change. i am not the same girl i was last week or even two minutes ago. you can call it “reinventing”, but i don’t see it in those terms. i hate cliches, but life really IS a journey. Each event, circumstance and person i come across leaves an impression on my soul and it changes who i am. although i have had several blogs — sev-a-ral blogs, this is the first blog that is just for me. my candid little crazy ass self is going to cut loose. i’m blogging for me this time. my therapy. my sanity. welcome.