Monday, January 9, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I made a batch of laundry detergent today. There are several recipes on the blogosphere for making your own detergent. I have only made the dry, powder detergents (as opposed to the liquid detergents) because they don't require any cooking, and the less fuss the better for me. I have friends who make liquid detergents and swear by them, though. If you want the recipe for the detergent pictured above, click here.

Another recipe I've used in the past includes:
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup castille soap (find this at a health foods store, or Amazon)

Mix dry ingredients together, then mix in castille soap. Store in an air tight container. Use about 1/4 cup per load.

Instead of fabric softener, use vinegar. Also, if you're using an HE machine, it's best to pour your DIY detergent straight into the barrel instead of the little compartment.

May your day be filled with clean laundry!

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