Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Laundry Detergent

I've been wanting to make my own laundry detergent for a while. Last week we finally ran out of the huge plastic jug of the cheapest liquid detergent from the store. I purchased what I needed for about $7 and made it last Saturday.

The measurements that I found online from various sources were:

2 cups borax
2 cups washing soda
1 shaved bar of Fels-Naptha

I used my hand grater for the soap

It takes about 2 Tbsp. per load of clothes.

I love the way the clothes smell and it's so easy to make. I still have enough borax and soda to make at least 2 more batches. This first batch will last a couple of months. So for less than $10 I will have soap for at least 6 months!

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