I Love When That Happens
by Donna Schoenkopf
So I've got five, (5) gallons of liquid laundry detergent (weighing approximately 50 pounds) in a large plastic container with attachable spout, left over from the purchase I made in my search for a non-harmful way for me to do my laundry. It's currently residing in my shed.
The reason I need a non-toxic laundry detergent is that I use my greywater from my washing machine on my east "lawn." Every soap I've tried has been disastrous. I currently use no soap at all and my laundry is blazingly white, soft and sweet. Mmmmmm.
So, my darling niece brought over two (2) large hibiscus plants (red) to winter in my environmentally wonderful housie here at Chigger Lake. (It's all about facing south, Brothers and Sisters.) Plants love my house in the winter. It's like Hawaii around here then.
But. . . the hibiscuses (hibiscusae?) have spider mites.
So, I did my usual thing, which is to go the Internet and find out the natural, nontoxic way to deal with this problem.
And guess what! Liquid laundry (or dish) soap is the answer!
I love when that happens.
Here's the website that gave me my happiness.