Sunday, January 20, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I have been thinking about trying to make my own laundry detergent for awhile. I've seen several friends post about making their own & I was curious, but just wasn't completely sure about it. Then the other day a friend posted about it & for some reason I decided to take the plunge. 


Here is the recipe I followed....

1 large box of... 
Borax 
Baking soda 
Washing soda
3 bars of Fels Naptha soap (grated with a cheese grater) 
1 thing of Purex Crystals

Use 1/4 cup per load.



One reason I was hesitate to make it, was I LOVE the smell of laundry detergent & was afraid this wouldn't smell good. I was wrong! Adding the Purex Crystals makes it wonderful. My house smelled awesome while I was mixing it up. I haven't used it yet, since all of my laundry is done. But I can't wait to try it out!

Do you make your own laundry detergent? Have you thought about it before?

3 comments:

  1. I"m most impressed by your comment that you haven't used it yet b/c all of your laundry is done!! I didn't know that could happen (all of someone's laundry being done!)

    I've thought about making my own, but have never done it.

    We bought a new washer and dryer last year and we have to use the high efficiency detergent, so I'm not sure I could make our own or not.

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    1. Hahahaha!!!! Yes! All of my laundry is done. I have a "laundry day." I can't stand having laundry going everyday. I fold & put away each load as it's done too. :)

      My friend that posted about it, had others comment saying they make their own also & they have HE machines. It's worth investigating. It will save ya tons of money in the long run if you can.

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    2. Well, of course.....Not ALL the laundry is done. What we are wearing it dirty! Haha!

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