So, I tried making another batch of homemade laundry detergent.
This time, using Zote soap and a food processor (yes, we're still alive to tell the tale).
For some reason, Zote seems like it is missing an exclamation point, to me.
See? Am I right?
Maybe its some residual form of 1950's marketing rolling around in the back of my brain; maybe too much I Love Lucy when I was younger.
The pink soap works pretty well, and clothes come out clean and smelling nice--perhaps a little better in my opinion than they did when I used the Ivory soap, but for some reason I have a difficult time with the smell of Zote in it's dry form. It smells like a citronella candle, which I quite like (what country gal doesn't like to be reminded of camping), but there is some undertone there that I just can't handle very well--maybe it's tallow--something, I don't know. So, even though I like the outcome and the swell pink color ("Gee Mom, let's get ZOTE!"), I don't think this one is for me--just personal preference, you understand.
Next up in the homemade laundry soap geekery department, I'd like to dabble with some castille soap, and my cousin recommended trying the lavender-scented Yardley soap that her family uses... Stay tuned for the next installment of...THE LAUNDRY TRIALS.