Homemade Detergent: Tip-of-the-Day #163


Making your own laundry detergent can mean decent savings, but it can also mean control over the amount of fragrance and dye added if you’re sensitive or have allergies to that. Now you can manage the ingredients going into the product you’re using! Fancy that.

The recipe for a powder detergent is 1 cup of grated soap (grind it in a food processor to make it easy on yourself), a half cup of borax and a half cup of washing soda (not baking soda).

Mix ingredients together and use 1 Tablespoon per load of laundry, 2 Tablespoons if it is a really soiled load.

You can use any soap you like (from Ivory to the small bars that hotels provide gratis). Borax is available in most grocery stores for about $5 a box. Washing Soda is made by Arm & Hammer and can be difficult to find so I recommend getting it at Amazon.

Worth a shot, no? At least try it once. :)

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