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Homemade No-Grate Laundry Detergent

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After learning how easy it is to make most of your basic household cleaners I decided to try making my own laundry detergent. I was almost out of my store bought detergent and the cost of buying the ingredients to make my own equaled one bottle of store bought detergent. There was nothing to lose trying but so much more money in my pocket to gain! The great thing is that these ingredients will make detergent for at least a year. That's about $10 worth of ingredients for a whole year of laundry detergent. Plus, this is a no grate recipe! Check out how easy it is to make this no grate laundry detergent that cleans effectively and leaves your clothes smelling delicious! I use 1/2 cup per regular load. This is HE washer friendly!
Learn how to make easy no grate laundry detergent! I'm forever hooked on this recipe!
Gather your ingredients. You need:
•3 Tablespoons of Borax
•3 Tablespoons of Washing Soda
•2 Tablespoons Dawn Dishwashing Detergent
•A bottle to mix it in (mine is an old milk bottle)
Pour the three ingredients into a gallon container. Use a funnel or a piece of paper rolled into a funnel.
Pour 4 cups of boiling water into the container and swirl until dissolved.
Let cool and then fill container with cold water. Make sure to fill the container up to the top with water – not just suds. Let the suds run over while filling. You will still have plenty of soap inside.
It's that easy to make your own laundry detergent! It will save you so much money a year and make your clothes so fresh and so clean!

To see more: http://rappsodyinrooms.com/2014/03/14/homemade-no-grate-laundry-detergent/

  • Irene jarosz
    Irene jarosz Gurnee, IL
    on Apr 10, 2014

    how much do u use for a load of laundry?

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA
      on Apr 10, 2014

      @Irene jarosz I use 1/2 cup for a regular load of laundry.

  • Cindy
    Cindy Union, ME
    on Apr 10, 2014

    Sounds much easier to use a liquid than the "grate a bar soap" method (although I do this in seconds with my food processor). However, if one of the reasons anyone out there is making laundry detergent is to create something more environmentally friendly (as opposed to the petroleum-based commercial brands), they might want to consider using a non-petroleum dish soap, which Dawn is not. Thanks for the tip!

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA
      on Apr 10, 2014

      @Cindy Using your food processor for grating your soap is a great idea! Thanks for the thoughts about Dawn.

  • Susan Mccarthy
    Susan Mccarthy Largo, FL
    on Apr 10, 2014

    Does it remove stains? This is my big problem.

  • Barbara
    Barbara Sylvania, OH
    on Apr 10, 2014

    It takes a cup or more at this ratio. I multiplied the ingredients by 4 but used the same amount of water so I only have to use a quarter cup or so. And that gallon lasts a lot longer.

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA
      on Apr 10, 2014

      @Barbara Oh that's a good idea. I might have to give it a shot. I use 1/2 cup and make a few gallons at a time. It lasts quite a while.

  • Carol G
    Carol G Clermont, FL
    on Apr 10, 2014

    Where do you find the washing soda? I've looked a dozen times for it with no luck.

    • Carol G
      Carol G Clermont, FL
      on Apr 11, 2014

      @Shari ...Next time I'm in Publix I will specifically look for the washing soda! I've never seen it in Walmart, but the one we have never seems to have the same products consistently. Thank you.

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