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Homemade and Inexpensive Laundry Detergent

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I've really been trying to make as many of my own household cleaners as I can lately. There is just something about knowing exactly what is in the products that my family uses that makes me feel good. So, I decided to try my hand at making my own laundry detergent. It was super simple and way less expensive than the national brand I was using...plus, I love the way it smells! My laundry comes out just as clean as it did before!
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  • diy laundry detergent inexpensive, cleaning tips, laundry rooms, repurposing upcycling
Homemade Laundry Detergent
  • diy laundry detergent inexpensive, cleaning tips, laundry rooms, repurposing upcycling
You only need three ingredients...a laundry bar, Borax and Washing Soda...that's it!
  • diy laundry detergent inexpensive, cleaning tips, laundry rooms, repurposing upcycling
Simply grate your laundry bar or put it in a food processor.
  • diy laundry detergent inexpensive, cleaning tips, laundry rooms, repurposing upcycling
Then mix with the Borax and Washing Soda!
  • diy laundry detergent inexpensive, cleaning tips, laundry rooms, repurposing upcycling
Store it in a container, add a scoop, and you are on your way to clean clothes! I use 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. For the exact measurements and a recipe for homemade fabric softener, be sure to pop over to the blog!

To see more: http://www.mom4real.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-powder-recipe/

Got a question about this project?

  • Cindy Duensing
    Cindy Duensing Winthrop Harbor, IL

    @Sue , thank you soooo much. I will give it a try. I'm not sure what you mean about any washing detergent. Do you mean like tide or something? How long does this last before I have to throw it away. You say it makes 5 gallons and you only use 2 TBls.

    • Layne Lunday-Starr
      Layne Lunday-Starr Bartlesville, OK

      @Cindy Duensing It lasts a long time. I have never had to throw a batch away and I have made a very large amount (like enough to fill up a 5 gallon bucket). I keep mine in air tight containers though.

  • Kat Schriber
    Kat Schriber Caro, MI

    @Ann Gedeon , what would the ratio be in measurements? i'll check this out!

  • Hang Rite Plastics Corporation

    I really want to try this!
    To see a great idea to keep your clothes from stretching and damage while hanging and drying go towww.hangrite.us

  • Marcia Robbins
    Marcia Robbins Theresa, NY

    I found a measuring spoon with one and two tablespoon ends. It works great and I leave it with the laundry soap. It was on Amazon and an add on.

  • Layne Lunday-Starr
    Layne Lunday-Starr Bartlesville, OK

    I don't think you need a scoop that big. You really only need 1-2 tbs.

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