Monday, December 26, 2011

Making your own Laundry Detergent

 I have been able to try some great new laundry detergent from Purex but I normally make my own laundry detergent. If you would like to try making your own you can check out this recipe. 



4 cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar  (or you can use a different kind of soap. I use Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Baby Mild soap that is free & clear!) 
1 cup washing soda - Not baking soda it is specifically called washing soda.
1 cup Borax
  • Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water.  Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
  • Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
  • Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (It will gel.)
  • Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per two gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
Yield:  Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.  Top-load machine: 5/8 cup per load (approximately 180 loads).  Front-load machine: ¼ cup per load (approx. 640 loads).

Purex Triple Action Review/Giveaway ****Winners are....

 Thanks to all that entered, the winners are:


Congratulations ~ 

Purex has just released a new line of laundry detergent. As a Purex Insider I have been given a chance to review the new product and tell you about it! 

 The new & improved Triple Action formula has been developed to make your clothes bright, white and clean. Purex Triple Action is available in both Free & Clear and Mountain Breeze. I love that Purex offers a Free & Clear version!

I chose the Free & Clear formula for my review. After using the Purex Triple Action detergent for my laundry, I will say that I like it! I tried a load of towels and a load of whites. Since I used Free & Clear there isn't a strong scent just the scent of freshly washed clothes! 

Click this link if you would like more information about Purex Triple Action laundry detergent

Thanks for reading.

Now for the fun part, the giveaway :-)

Purex Triple Action Detergent Giveaway 
3 winners

There is on mandatory entry for the this giveaway & 6 extra optional entries. 

~Mandatory entry~

Leave a comment below telling me what your biggest battle with laundry is. (Anything from putting the clothes away to getting stains out) 

~Optional entries~
(Please leave a comment on this post for each separate entry)

1. "Like" My Adventures in Treasure Hunting on Facebook

2. "Like" Purex on Facebook

3. Follow my blog "My Adventures In Treasure Hunting" on Google Friend Connect on the right side of my blog page

4. Visit and comment on this post to let me know which variety you would like to try.

5. Share this giveaway on facebook.

6. Refer a friend to my blog and let me know you sent them.

Entries will be accepted until January 8th, 2012. 

Good luck

**Purex provided a free sample of their Triple Action laundry detergent so I could write a review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bzz Agent Science Diet Review

Recently I was chosen by Bzz Agent to receive a free bag of Science Diet Ideal Balance Adult dog food & try it out. Science Diet is a great product but is definitely a brand that you pay a little more for. Our Chocolate lab Ginger enjoyed it though! Thanks Science Diet & BzzAgent for the chance to review a great product.

 Science Diet has partnered with PetMD and you can learn more about that here.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Have you signed up for Endorse yet?

If you haven't, check out my last post about Endorse to find out more and get signed up, you can see my last post here.

 My first check was $72.89 after mailing my receipts in a pre-paid envelope from Endorse. I have mailed in several other "mailers" since November but they typically take about 20 days to process the mailers at Endorse. So be patient but it is worth the wait! 

 I just received an email from my second & third mailer stating they are processed and I have now earned another check for $53.43! For a total of $126.32! Perfect for Christmas shopping or a nice night out with my hubby right? :-)

 Let me also say that Endorse is FREE, it doesn't cost anything to sign up nor does it cost anything to mail your receipts!  The check from Endorse is from Wells Fargo & you will receive a check once you earn $25.00 in cash back!

 I love sharing freebies & deals with my friends & readers and this is by far the best deal I have been able to share yet! So please, share this with your friends! 

 Here are some of my endorsements if you would like to join me! 


Herbal Essences

A1 Marinades

Heinz Sauces

Tombstone Pizza


Kraft Singles

Cool Whip

Crocs Kids

Children's Place


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Getting ready for a new giveaway!

  Doing laundry is a daily chore for most of us, so for my next giveaway I would like to share a great new product from Purex. As a Purex Insider I was given the opportunity to try Purex Triple Action Bright White Clean and share with my readers!

 I will be working on the giveaway post & review of Purex Triple Action this weekend! Look for the giveaway post soon!