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!

2 comments:

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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