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Homemade No-Grate Laundry Detergent

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!
  • homemade no grate laundry detergent, cleaning tips
Learn how to make easy no grate laundry detergent! I'm forever hooked on this recipe!
  • homemade no grate laundry detergent, cleaning tips
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)
  • homemade no grate laundry detergent, cleaning tips
Pour the three ingredients into a gallon container. Use a funnel or a piece of paper rolled into a funnel.
  • homemade no grate laundry detergent, cleaning tips
Pour 4 cups of boiling water into the container and swirl until dissolved.
  • homemade no grate laundry detergent, cleaning tips
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.
  • homemade no grate laundry detergent, cleaning tips
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/

  • Mary  Law
    Mary Law Villa Rica, GA
    on Jul 10, 2015

    I've started using Zote Flakes, as I don't like the work or time of running the fels Naptha in the food processor.

    • Nancy Walters
      Nancy Walters
      on Apr 9, 2016

      @Mary Law I don't like grating the soap either..I just put it in a big washed out peanut butter jar with some warm water and let it sit a day or so, it becomes thick goo, that mixes easily :0

  • DiannaLynne
    DiannaLynne Lyle, WA
    on Jul 17, 2015

    I'm due to make another batch - I've been grating and it's a PITA. This looks like the perfect solution to me. Thanks. :-)

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA
      on Jul 18, 2015

      @DiannaLynne YAY! No more grating. I love this stuff and will never go back to store bought. I also will never grate soap! Haha! Hope you love it too!

  • Corina
    Corina Australia
    on Jan 20, 2016

    in Northern Australia we have to be careful of water useage so my washing machine water empty's out onto my fruit tree's is it harmful to the trees or vegies patch

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA
      on Apr 11, 2016

      @Corina Ooo I don't think so....but I would ask a specialist first! I would be scared to lead you either way.

  • Kathy Stubbs
    Kathy Stubbs East Wenatchee, WA
    on Jan 20, 2016

    i use it all the time it does a wonderful job thanks

    • Megan Aubrey
      Megan Aubrey Forest, VA
      on Jan 20, 2016

      @Kathy Stubbs Hooray! So glad it is working for you!

  • Diane Rich
    Diane Rich Springfield, MA
    on Apr 28, 2016

    I've been using this recipe for over a year now....it's great! I also use lots of vinegar for cleaning and also in the laundry to soften. Use the empty vinegar jugs to make the laundry detergent as they are very solid and will hold up much better then flimsy milk jugs. The only thing I do differently is add the dry ingredients to the jug then add the 4 Cups of almost boiled water and swish around to dissolve the dry ingredients. Let cool then fill jug almost full with COLD water and then add your 2 Tbsp of dial dish soap...close the cap and gently tip upside down a couple of times and the dial will blend right in without all those suds. I usually make 2 jugs at a time. No more tide for me!

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