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Laundry Detergent Update

July 2nd, 2010 at 07:27 am

A couple of months ago, I made homemade laundry detergent. You can read about it here. Yesterday, I made another batch. The two gallons lasted us nearly two months! Personally, I think it works just as good as anything else I've used.

The three ingredients are: washing soda, borax, and bar soap, like fels naptha. I bought two bars of soap and the two boxes of washing soda and borax for $9.73 including tax. These ingredients should last my family at least a year!!

The soap does not suds in the washer, but it does clean the clothes. I think my washer is cleaner because it doesn't have the sticky residue other detergents leave behind.

My next project will be to make homemade dishwasher detergent. Citric acid is one of the ingredients and I have just ordered that online. Once I make it, I will post the recipe I used and my results.

I like making these homemade cleaners for the cost savings and the environmental impact. All three items I bought for the laundry detergent come in packaging made of paper or cardbord. No plastic!! And they are easily recycleable. Love it.

2 Responses to “Laundry Detergent Update”

  1. north georgia gal Says:

    Good for you! I am not brave enough to try homemade laundry soap because I am allergic to so many of the soaps as it is!

  2. Homebody Says:

    Good for you. I wish I was not so overwhelmed with daughter and granddaughter living with us right now. I have just started using the deep steam cycle on granddaughter's clothes and they come out nice and clean (she likes to play in the dirt while grandma is watering the flowers).

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