www.kirksnatural.com. More importantly, I won't have to panic if a diaper ends up in the "regular" wash once my soap doesn't contain Ivory anymore!
here, I broke down the cost of making my laundry soap based on what I paid for the ingredients used. To the right is my price breakdown. The difference with this soap lies in the soap costs, $3.49 for a 3-pack of Kirk's Castile as opposed to the $1.69 I paid for a 3-pack of Ivory. That brings the total cost for materials to $11.92 for six batches of laundry soap (at 2 gallons per batch, making at least 64 loads)! I also have used the Borax and Washing Soda to make many other things, including the powdered Cloth Diaper Detergent that I discussed here. So, that averages out to $0.031 per load (assuming we get 64 loads out of each 2-gallon batch, we get more out of some batches and less out of others). I have a coupon sitting on my desk from a few weeks ago for Tide...32 loads for $5.99 (or $0.187 per load)! I am still saving money, that's what counts!
If I price out a single batch of the "new" laundry soap using Kirk's...
- Borax (4 ounces) - $0.19
- Washing Soda (4 ounces) - $0.23
- Kirk's Castile (1 bar) - $1.16
So, don't expect any news from me in the next few days...baby will be here in less than 24 hours! Whoever guessed he'd be here the week of 10/10 was right! Go you, who ever you are! We're scheduled to begin the c-section at 7:30 tomorrow morning and I'm going to (hopefully) have someone update on Facebook soon after he's here (give or take an hour or so). If not, I'll get around to it "eventually", ha!
Until then, I'm gonna go try out a low-carb (sugar free, gluten free) recipe for Halloween Cutout Cookies! I love making cut out style cookies...and getting to use my ~100 cookie cutters is a definite bonus!