Saturday, August 8, 2015

DIY Laundry Detergent

WOW! It has been over a year since I have posted on this blog. Oops. I guess life just got the best of me. I am planning on trying to post a little more often. I have quite a few new recipes we've enjoyed that I want to post. But first, I want to share laundry soap. I know it's not food, but it is homemade, and works well. I got this recipe from How Does She. It makes a ton, and fills a 5 gallon bucket about 1/2 way full. Try it!

  • 1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Found in the detergent aisle
  • 1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Found in the detergent aisle
  • 1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Found in the detergent aisle
  • 2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap- Found in the detergent aisle (You can also use Fels Naptha)
  • 1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Found in the cooking aisle 
  •  2 Bottles of Purex Crystals Fabric Enhancer- Found in the detergent aisle
  1. Grate zote soap with cheese grater or food processor.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket.
  3. Use 1-4 Tablespoons per laundry load. (I think 2 is plenty for H.E. washers)

So far, I'm loving this! I used the old purex bottles to make some small gifts for people moving into our neighborhood.

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