Monday, April 23, 2012
Natural Cleaning: Laundry Detergent
The fact that I'm saving quite a bit of money making my own detergent is definitely a winner though.
Here's the recipe I use:
2 bars of soap grated (Dr. Bronner's, Zote or Fels Naptha)
1 1/2 cups borax
1 1/2 cups washing soda
1 1/2 cups baking soda
1. Grate your soap by hand, using the smallest grate on your grater. Or use your food processor.
2. Mix all the ingredients together.
3. Use 1/8th cup (a coffee scooper) for one laundry load.
Although I no longer use commercial laundry detergents, I still occasionally use Oxy Clean for my whites and definitely for my stains. And every now and then I'll use some laundry softener.
Note: There's another simpler detergent recipe floating out there that only has three ingredients. I may try this recipe in the future:
1 bar soap - grated, 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda
It's worth a try!