Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent
Normally I use Tide. I like it b/c my clothes/sheets always come out clean as well as soft. But lately at Tide costing between $10 – $12 it just seemed a little outrageous. I am such a scatter-brain all the time I normally forget to use coupons, so DIY stuff is a better option for me. Honestly what can they put in detergent that would make it so much better than you can make yourself. Through Pinterest I found a great DIY recipe for Laundry Soap, that I have been using for a few weeks now and notice very little difference. My sheets are just as fresh smelling and soft as when I used Tide.
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of Washing Soda
1 bar of soap (any kind)
Step 1. In a large bowl, using the small site of the grater, grate the entire bar of soap. I should be fairly fine
Step 2. To the bar of soap, add the borax and the washing soda.
Step 3: Mix thoroughly. I stirred mine for 3 – 5 minutes.
I put my finished soap in an old blue Atlas canning jar with a tablespoon measuring spoon. I use between 1 – 2 scoops per load depending on how large the load is. I let the washer fill a little then add the soap and then let it continue to fill to make sure the soap dissolves well. It won’t be sudsy but it still cleans great!
1 box of borax and 1 box of washing soda will make several loads of detergent, for less than $10.
The finished project:
Check back soon for my Homemade Dishwasher Soap!