10.06.2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent



I've been seeing homemade soaps all over pinterest. Since laundry detergent is one of the most expensive items I buy, I decided to give it a try. This recipe is super simple, and it cost me about $40 total for all the supplies. Yes $40 for a year! That's with an average of 20 loads of laundry per month. SO much cheaper than anything I've ever bought at a store! One batch lasts me about 3-4 months. You can make it all at once, or do it in batches.

Make your own- This is for one batch, if you want to make it all at once triple your recipe. Just make sure you have a container big enough to hold it all!
-2 Cups washing soda (not baking soda, they are not the same!)
-2 Cups borax
-2 bars of soap, I use Dr. Bronner's since it is vegan (no animal products) and it smells amazing (check out all the scents on amazon DR. BRONNER'S SOAP). I bought mine in a 6 pack.
 Grate your soap. Add your borax, and washing soda. Mix, and you've got detergent. I use 2 TBSP for large loads of laundry and 1 TBSP for smaller loads. The lavender makes my clothes smell good with out being too strong or overpowering. 



2 comments:

  1. So this was much easier than the liquid. Used up some bars of Castille soap I didn't like too! My mom is trying it out at the moment. By the way, did you hand grate the soap? I was afraid I was going to grate my hand along with the soap.

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    1. Ha ha yes I grated it by hand! It wasn't too bad. I've been using it for almost a year and I love it. So much cheaper than buying detergent

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