June 5, 2009

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Ive seen recipes all over the internet for homemade laundry detergent and have wanted to give it a try myself for some time now. Every time I looked for the ingredients I needed, my grocery store only had one or two of them but never all three at once. However, today I finally came across all three so I picked them up as well as a container to store the soap once I make it.

There are a lot of recipes out there, some call for water and others only the dry ingredients. I think the dry will work best for us as far as the space we have as well as the tools needed to make it. I am posting the recipe I found that I like best here but as I try this and make changes if needed, I will post updates as to how it works and how well I like it.

If it works out well it should save us about $25 a month! Sounds good to me :0)

Homemade Laundry Detergent

1/2 cup borax
1/2 cup washing soda
1 cup grated soap flakes (Fels Naptha, Zote, Ivory or similar soap bar- approximately 1/2 of one bar is one cup of flakes).

Stir to combine. Use 2-3 tablespoons per regular load of laundry.


Kathi said...

Michele, Thank you for the tip. I would like to try this. I hope I too, can find all the ingredients. I would like to save money and find something that really works, and will get odors out. If this does, I'm thrilled. Kathi

Daphine said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'll attempt to try this! Great blog here! I'll visit again soon!