Ever wanted to know how to make your own | Laundry Detergent | and save some money?
Below is a simple recipe that will get your clothes clean while saving you some extra cash too!
| What you will need |
1 - 4 lb. box of Borax
1 - 3 lb. box of Washing Soda
1 - 1 lb. box of Baking Soda
3 - Bard of Fels Naptha Laundry Soap
First you want to mix up your Borax, Washing Soda and Baking Soda in a large mixing bowl. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area. You don't want to be breathing in this mixture too much and the powder is very fine.
TIP... if you tend to get sensitive skin, BORAX may cause some irritation.
Next you want to grab your Fels Naptha and a grater...
Grate all three bars directly on top of the mixing bowl. I stirred after each bar. And don't worry about grating the whole bar. Just get down as far as you can and throw that last bit out. No need to accidentally grate your fingers.
Mix all ingredients completely and store them in an airtight container.
You will use 1-2 TB. of this mixture with each load of laundry.
| Here is a close up of what your detergent should look like |
There are other recipes out there that are similar. They have the same ingredients but with different amounts. I have found that this recipe works best for us. So play with the recipe and find what works best for you. You could also use different bars of soap, depending on your sensitivity or scent preference.
Here's something funny...
As I was making this, my daughter walks up and says to me...
Cass - What are you making momma?
Me - Some Laundry Detergent.
Cass - Why are you putting CHEESE in it?
Me - (after laughing) That's not cheese sweetie, it's soap!
Cass - Oh, well it looks like cheese. It looks like you are cooking something to eat!
So cute. So the picture below is for her. HA! HA!
NOT CHEESE! Although it looks like you could grab a handful of it. Mmmm! LOL