Friday, September 03, 2010


This laundry soap is amazing!

I have tried several different kinds of detergents for washing my cloth diapers and they were always left with residual "smells"(If you use cloth diapers, you know what I am talking about).

After one wash with this stuff, the smell was gone! I sound so lame, but it's true. This soap has changed my cloth-diaper-life. It is Nellie's all natural laundry soda and you can get it here on their website(which is a really fun site), but I get it from Cottonbabies because there is NO shipping! Yay!

I got it to use on my diapers and now I use it on all of our laundry...our clothes just feel cleaner now.

Here is the back of the package: Isn't it so much fun?

And here is a closer view of the comic:

Even though I love the packaging, I do not like to unzip and zip the, uh, zipper on the bag each time I do a load of laundry. 

To fix that, I took a glass cracker jar that I got at Target(favorite store!) and covered the sides with scrapbook paper and epoxy letters to spell out "SOAP". I added a paper flower to the top and some ribbons around the neck of the jar to pretty it up.

I love it, don't you? It just makes me smile:)
Anything to make doing laundry a little more pleasant, right?


Marisa said...

hi amy! i just wanted to stop by and (belatedly) thank you for the kind comment you left on my 'writing courageously' guest post on marta's blog. i'm so happy to hear that it resounded with you. :)

p.s. i love how you re-made the cracker jars into something so cute and useful!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

haha, I keep my laundry soap in a jar just like that one (minus the decor). Everything is nicer in a glass jar!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love that idea! I may have to make one of my own.

ps -- found you via Rachel's blog.
: )

April said...

Cute! I just put mine in a jar like this-I'll have to decorate it!

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
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