The title of this post might be a little misleading because my actual “recipe” for Homemade “Shout” remains the same, but the DELIVERY method has changed. :-) (CLICK HERE for the original post.) So this isn’t officially a whole “new” post today, but since I am working towards making Sunday a NON-post day, I figured I could get away with this.
It was actually a comment made by Kristen on yesterday’s post about How To Avoid Detergent Overdose that inspired today’s “non-post”. She asked if the squeeze bottle in the picture of my laundry cabinet was filled with my homemade “shout” solution because she was having problems with hers clogging her SPRAY bottle.
While the squeeze bottle she was referring to was not filled with “shout”, but rather with homemade gel bleach, her comment reminded me of something that many people have suggested to me in the past about using the homemade shout.
I personally haven’t had much of a problem with the homemade shout clogging my spray bottle, and the few times I have, all I’ve had to do is run the spray nozzle under hot water and it takes care of the problem. BUT, there have been plenty of people complaining that it IS a problem for them. One of the ways people have handled it is by doing exactly what Kristen mentioned…putting it in a squeeze bottle.
Since I was running low on my homemade shout, I decided to make up a new batch and try out the squeeze bottle method.
I added all the ingredients to this quart-sized mason jar and gave it a good shake, then poured it into the bottle. The rest I will just keep stored in the mason jar until needed.
Then I searched for an appropriate stained item to try it out on. Unfortunately (fortunately?) it didn’t take long to locate one in my house. This white t-shirt that SOMEONE had spilled Diet Coke on would do nicely as a test subject.
Results? The squeeze bottle worked VERY nicely for the application of the “shout”. My only caution would be that it’s very easy to “overdose” using this method vs. the spray bottle, so just keep that in mind during the application process. Otherwise you’ll be going through a LOT more than necessary and then the savings of making your own would be negligible. :-)
But for those having problems with the homemade “shout” clogging…this is the perfect solution!
Happy “shouting”…and happy Sunday!