DH has kindly passed his cold to me, though I am still fighting it off. No dripping faucet for me quite yet. Still I am not exactly bright and perky.
In the meantime, I need to scour my fleeces. I have about six left to do. Unfortunately the new scour at the guild is extremely alkaline and it tends to burn the tips of the fleece (which are usually damaged anyway). I'm a bit grumpy cos I bought two bottles of it and it is crappy. The old scour was about ph6. It didn't burn the fleeces (or make my hands go all dry and chapped). I need a neutralish detergent that is nice to my hands and therefore nice to my fleeces.
Some people use Amway's LOC but I don't know any Amway distributors and am not exactly willing to get on an Amway distributor's list. I suspect it is not cheap either. I could use shampoo but the old scour was quite concentrated and only cost me $4.60 for a litre. I don't know where I can get a good, plain, unscented shampoo that is anywhere near that cost effective. Most of them reek of perfumes.
I've tried emailing and ringing a couple of chemical companies but they are clueless. All I want is a neutral/slightly acidic detergent that is biodegradable. You would not think it that hard! But it is!
Gosh I am feeling so disgruntled with the whole thing. Surely I can get some blasted decent, not smelly and CHEAP detergent! I can get stuff that costs over $10 a litre but I'll need at least two more litres and you know my financial state at the moment.
I wonder if I can adjust the ph of the new yucky horrid steenky (it smells like rancid lemon, if that is possible) detergent? Or should I give up and go buy some more of the stuff I've been shampooing with, which was $11 a litre and try that? (I've almost run out of it)
Grumble. Whine. Any suggestions (apart from don't whinge)?