Tuesday, February 07, 2012

homemade laundry detergent

It seemed like a good idea everytime I saw someone blog or pinterest homemade laundry detergent. Since we were out of the big store-bought jug, I thought it was time to try. It is just one cup of Borax, one cup of washing soda and a grated bar of laundry soap mixed really well (like in a food processor would be awesome) and then stored for use. Just one to two tablespoons of this number and your clothes are good to go in the wash. I will let you know how the tougher wash comes out, but so far our everyday laundy has come out so fresh.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

I love this stuff. Been using it for months now. It is a lot easier if you have a food processor to blend up the soap into little bits. Saves you a lot of shredding by hand and also dissolves better. For stains I use an extra bar of the soap to scrub on them before washing. So far three little boys haven't stained anything beyond repair...but strawberries aren't in season right now either! :) ps. you can use the two powders in equal amounts in your dishwasher as well - 2 TB per load and a little vinegar in the rinse!