Handmade Wednesday: Laundry Detergent

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It may seem like I'm writing a lot about Laundry these days, but it's just one of those things that everyone has to do; and often. I know that I am constantly trying to find the best, cheapest and least wasteful ways to get my laundry done. I'm sure that most of you out there feel the same. Plus, sometimes todays detergent and fabric softeners leave remnants and stains which make your fabrics feel goopy or just plain stained. It's really best to use all-natural or homemade laundry products like dryer sachets or this laundry detergent you can create from items in your own cabinets!

Here's What You'll Need:
  • 1 bar of soap (use Fel's Naptha, Ivory, Zote or Sunlight brands)
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup Borax
Here's How to Make it:
  1. Finely grate the bar of soap. Then add the washing soda and borax together.
  2. Mix well. Store in an airtight plastic container.
  3. Use 1/2 tbsp. to 1 tbsp. per load. Makes 4 cups or 128 loads.
It's that simple and allows that many loads! Here's to saving your money and bit of the environment.


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