Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fun way to do wash this holiday!

Look who I found hugging our newest scented natural laundry soap....

Under the Willow, LLC 

Is there a fun way to do wash? Yes! We've had many people comment that the "fragrances" of our Whispering Willow Laundry Soaps actually make this chore--a little bit less of a chore!

Our newest fragrance for this holiday season and right through the winter season is:

Mistletoe Mountain
(Whispering Willow Natural Laundry Soap)

Scent decription: Crisp apples, balsam & pine

Offered at an introductory price: 
12.95 reg. 14.85
2 for 25.00
Refill option: 10.95 
(Already have a container? This is a great option for you!)

Product Description:
-1.28 lb. (581g)
-All temperatures
-He friendly
-NO fabric softener needed. Ever.
-Scoop included
-One scoop for medium load, two for larger loads
-All natural, NO detergents, NO chemicals
-Little or NO suds (Not a detergent with foaming additives!)
-Natural laundry soap tucked inside a muslin bag
-Refill option- Natural laundry soap tucked inside a plain jane bag with instructions

Please visit our shop Under the Willow, LLC for shopping!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Don't forget to wash your dog toys!

Dog toys need to be washed too!

So easy to forget, but dog toys needed to be washed, just like their bedding, etc. 

Easy tips:
-Use a laundry netting bag to keep all toys together
-Don't ever use any fabric softener
-Hang dry
-Make sure all tears, etc. are sewn before washing
-Any temperature will do! Just get those toys washed!

LOVE to hang dry- weather permitting!

Our lab Bella is checking out the "goods". I think she approves of a clean wash!

A night on the water....

And don't forget to enter a giveaway of Whispering Willow Laundry Soap or Cottage & Castle Natural Household Cleaner! Go here: Raising Our Own

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We have a winner (s)!

A little something to put under the tree for yourself!

Thank you to Monica with Soapsudations and Tabitha with Kludingbear for entering the Under the Willow giveaway! Please send me your address so I can get your giveaway gift mailed.

I appreciate that each of you took the time to comment and enter AND since there were only two of you who entered- I am happy to send both of you a giveaway gift!

I hope you enjoy your goodies. Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Simply Natural...

Whispering Willow Natural Laundry Soap

Under the Willow, LLC has been making soap for over twenty years, so it was a natural progression to add a Natural Laundry Soap to our list of Earth-Friendly & Natural products.

When Whispering Willow Natural Laundry Soap was in development we wanted a "soap" NOT a "detergent"- we wanted a packaging that would NOT fill our landfills- AND we wanted a natural laundry soap that really worked- AND would never need fabric softener...

-All temperatures
-HE Friendly
-Re-useable muslin bag
-NO fabric softener needed. Ever.
-Created with natural ingredients

Please visit our online shop at:

And you still have time to win some Whispering Willow Natural Laundry Soap OR  Cottage & Castle Natural Household Cleaner- by entering a Giveaway on Teresa's blog Raising Our Own.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Giveaway!

Holiday Giveaway!
This giveaway ends December 5th!

 Shipped out December 6th!
You will receive:

- 1 beautiful handmade fabric decorative toile gift bag

Samples of everything Under the Willow: Cambridge Rum Soap, Chesapeake Beer Soaps (Honey & Ale No.1, Berries & Porter No.2, Oaten & Stout No.3, and Pumpkin & Lager No.4), Whispering Willow Natural Laundry Soap, and Cottage & Castle Natural Household Cleaner. (If you'd like-check our site here for product info)

Giveaway samples are a perfect size for stocking stuffers!

Here's what you need to do to enter- Easy!

Post a comment here (mandatory) on any of our Cleaning Room post entries.

What to enter more giveaways? Go here at Someday Crafts blog who has posted a Giveaway Directory.

And check out this great stocking giveaway from Tickin' & Toile


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let's talk lint and saving money!

Does your dryer lint tray look like this?
If not you'll be surprised the "why" it should!

Let's talk lint! Here are some handy tips not only to SAVE you money, but will keep your dryer working more efficiently.

AND who's not about saving money today?

NOTE: The dryer lint tray pictured is my own. It's over 2 years old, and still looks new.

Try this test:
  1. Remove your dryer lint tray.
  2. Can you see through it?
  3. Is it coated with a sticky film?
  4. Do you clean it EVERY time you dry a load of clothes, etc.?
It's amazing how many people don't realize such a simple task can save money- and lots of it!

Problem: Can't see through the lint tray- even though you've cleaned it?
If you can't see through your lint tray- even after you've cleaned the lint off- it's "over loaded" with fabric softener gunk.
Solution: Using a natural laundry soap that states NO fabric softener needed will help eliminate this "over load" of fabric softener gunk. Fabric softener ingredients do soften clothing, blankets, towels, etc.. but also leave a "coating" on everything. In time this coating not only remains on everything you dry, but builds up a sticky coating on your dryer lint tray.

Not cleaning your lint tray after every dryer use?
Think again! Every time you leave lint in your dryer lint tray, your dryer has to work harder- which costs you money! Sometimes I pause the dryer and clean out the lint tray several times- if needed. Simple. Easy. Saves money.

Under the Willow, LLC sells Whispering Willow Natural Laundry Soap- All temperatures, NO fabric softener needed, HE friendly. Scents: Cambridge Rum or Lavender Grace.

What to make your own laundry soap? It may be easier than you think. There are lots of recipes out there, but I think this one from DIY is the easiest I've seen for any beginner. Give it a try- and if you do-let me know!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Little things that make me happy...

Soap dish above is called the "Magic Magic Soap Dish"

This little thing makes me happy...

I found this handy "stick to the wall" soap dish at Lowes Home Improvement Store here. For under 5 - I may just purchase enough for everyone in the family! I'm thinking even stocking stuffers!

It claims to hold 8 lbs.- WHAT? Who would ever need 8 lbs. of soap on a soap dish? Never less, it was easy to install, easy to clean (just pull out from wall), and holds a nice size soap bar nicely.

So, it keeps the soap dry in-between uses, very inexpensive, and it works well when applied on the shower wall!

Dry soap in-between showers = less money spent on soaps!

So, what "little things" make you happy? I hope you share! Thank you for visiting.

Disclosure: I am not paid by Lowe's for this advertising- this is purely my opinion, and love of shopping for home improvements, etc. to make life easier.