Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent--Be Green and Save Green!

Just for you, Tracy! 

The price of laundry detergent is crazy!  It is enough to break the bank these days.  I saw this recipe at Being Creative to Keep My Sanity and plan to try it when I run out.  Of course, I have stocked up on detergent so it will be a while, but I wanted to go ahead and share this with you so you can start saving.  

Here is what you need as taken from the website:

  • 1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle
  • 1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle
  • 1  box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle
  • 3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap, found in the detergent isle (if you use Zote bars use 2 bars instead, Zote can be found at Home Depot)
  • 2 small containers of Oxy Clean or store brand Oxy Clean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle.
  • (this is optional, I added it into mine because I have pretty messy kids and the cleaner the better)
  • You should be able to find all of these items at your grocery store.
**Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load. I know that does not seem like enough but this recipe does not have fillers like the store bought detergent so you only need 1-2 Tablespoons.** 

If you try this recipe, let me know how you like it.  And be sure to visit Being Creative to Keep My Sanity and let her know as well!


Donna George said...

I'd love to try this recipe! I assume that you have to shred the fels-naptha? I hate the one that is liquid that some people make. My daughter made a batch of that and it was gross and extremely thick.

Julie Wood said...

This is very interesting! To make your own detergent! I would like to try this. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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