Good Evening everyone...
It was a simply beautiful day here today ..
We are on the mend...
This particular flu that has hit New Brunswick is pretty potent according to the news..
We appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers..
Just thankful that we are starting to feel like doing something..
I did finish the little project that I mentioned last post..
The mystery concoction is actually homemade dish soap..
We had actually almost run out of it and so I
decided that I would try a homemade one..
There is not much required to make it..
Just a few ingredients...
I will give you the recipe just in case you might like to try it..
I must tell you that I love it...
Homemade Dish Liquid Soap..
1/2 cup of soap shavings.. I used a bar of ivory and a wee hotel bar..
4 cups of water
4 T. white vinegar
2 T. glycerin
1 tsp. salt
Place the shavings, glycerin and water in a pot and stir with a whisk on low heat..
Do not boil..
Just heat up carefully..Then cool off a bit and add vinegar and salt..
When cool add essential oils..
I added about 5 drops of tea-tree oil and enough lavender to make it smell really good.. (these are optional)
(I love a nice smelling dish soap)
Let it sit overnight..
It did not thicken enough to suit me so I added the tsp of salt and let it sit again..
If it is not thick enough then add another tsp of salt..
It works perfectly in the dispenser bottle and looks nicer then a bottle of dish soap..
My little secret is that I whisked several squirts of Dawn lavender dish soap to the batch before I bottled it just so that I could have some bubbles.
Making this surely saves money and you know what is in it..
Homemade laundry soap does not have bubbles and does a good job but the cover is down and you don't see it.. right?
If you don't need bubbles then just leave the few squirts of bought dish soap out..
I love the smell of lavender and the glass turns out spotless..
The vinegar must cut the grease..
This made enough for a dispenser full and a small crock..
You could use whatever scent you like for yourself..
Like sweet orange or lemon or even rosemary would be nice..
The tea-tree is antibacterial and anti fungal...
Let me know if you make it and how you like it..
Winter time here means eating potatoes more often..
This is one of our faves..
A bit of olive oil, sliced raw potatoes, salt and pepper..
Place in a hot fry pan..
When tender a nice handful of fresh parsley and a few squeezes of lemon juice..
What is one of your favorite winter dishes?
Thank you so much dear friends for visiting and leaving your wee notes..
I was so pleased to read the last comment that I received on my last posting.. grin..
He told me he reads the blog and I did not believe him..
I guess he does..grin..
My favorite son-in-law..
What can I say? smile..
We love and appreciate our in law children..
God bless you all...
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