From the time I was a little girl, I can remember Mom tossing a cup full of powdered laundry detergent in the washing machine. Oh, the smell of fresh laundry filled the air. To this day, it remains one of my favorite smells! When I was finally old enough to own my own washing machine, powdered laundry detergent had somewhat taken a back seat to the more popular liquid detergents that have overtaken the laundry aisles everywhere.
In an effort to take it back to the days of ol’, Mama Rusted Roots and I put our heads together, did some research, and started making our own powdered laundry detergent. And boy, did it smell oh-sooo-good!! Fast forward to the beginning of October when much of North Carolina was hunkered down bracing for the worst of what Hurricane Matthew would send our way. Bill was working overtime covering the storm, and I came to Mom’s house to spend some time. We mulled it over and came up with the idea to offer our ol’ fashioned laundry detergent to all of you!!!
We are proud to present…
A Rusted Roots original, Ol’ Fashioned Laundry Soap is 100% All Natural and safe for all washing machines, even your high efficiency washers!! Mama Rusted Roots has a top load standard washing machine and I have a front load HE washers… and it works like magic in both!! You should see the stains it gets out of dirty socks!!
So, a little about the soap. Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of your laundry soap?? It is FULL of chemicals! Is that really what we want to be living in, day in and day out?! And putting our babies in? And our sensitive skin?? Absolutely not. Rusted Roots’ Ol’ Fashioned Laundry Soap is hand-mixed from simple all natural ingredients. No chemical. No fragrance added. 100% All Natural using ingredients that your granny’s granny’s granny used back in the 1800s!!
Now let’s talk cost! And your savings!! This soap goes far… as my great grandmother would say, ‘just a dab will do ya’! You only need one tablespoon per load, more for large loads or heavily soiled laundry. Our standard size jar is a 32oz. glass mason jar. Each 32oz jar is approximately 64 tablespoons of soap! That’s 64 load of laundry for $16!! Oh!! And you get a super cute wide mouth Ball mason jar to keep when you’re done with your soap! With the muslin topper and tea-stained clothespin (yes, we tea-stained each and every clothespin), wouldn’t it be cute storage for sewing supplies, craft supplies, q-tip or cotton balls in the bathroom?!! All for $16!
But wait! That’s not all. (Do I sound like an infomercial yet??) If we haven’t sold you on the big jar, but you’d like to try it out, we also have sample boxes!!!
I mean, shut ‘yer mouth. How cute are those?? And talk about a fun stocking stuffer or a secret santa gift! The sample boxes contain 3oz. of soap which is enough for 6 loads of laundry (6 tbs.) and just look at the cute box!! At only $5 a box, the sample boxes are a great budget friendly option for trying the soap or for gift giving!!
We are so excited to share our homemade soap with you all!! Right now, the soap is only available at our shop, during our monthly sales. We are not able to ship at this time.
Thank you all so much for your support in this little dream of ours. Rusted Roots has grown to be more than we could have ever imagined and we are so honored to have you join us for the journey, both in the shop and here online! As always, we are hanging out over on Facebook and Instagram if you ever wanna chat!!
And we look forward to seeing you ALL at Rusted Roots!!