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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Home Made Laundry Soap

I have been wanting to made home made laundry soap for a while since I have first seen it months ago in blog land. I finally got around to make up a double batch this morning. So the recipe calls for:

2 cups Borax
2 cups washing baking soda
1 bar mild soap (like Ivory, but I used Dial Basics)

Finely grate the bar of soap, add remaining ingredients, mix well. You only need I tablespoon per normal load of wash. I own a scoop that is 1 1/2 tablespoon that I am using. I have already done a load of wash already and I thing this is going to work out. The hardest part was grating the soap, it probably would of been easier if I used my food processor. It cost me about $7 to buy the stuff I need and I figure I have enough to make 4 batches. We will have see how long it will be before I need to buy more the ingredients. My husband is concerned that this is going to get abused, It shouldn't if we stick to the one tablespoon per load.

7 comments:

  1. I've made the liquid but I've been wanting to try the dry version...Seems a lot easier to make. You've inspired me!

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  2. I've been using this recipe for months now, and the tablespoon is fantastic. It lasts for a good long while and everything has been nice and clean.

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  3. Great Idea - Thanks for sharing. Joining from Inspire me Monday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  4. I seriously can't wait to try this. Borax was out at the store last time I went, I'm guessing because the DIY detergent is so awesome!

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  5. I was going to use your recipe, but then I had to buy a new washer which is a HIGH EFFICIENCY washer. Do you know if this homemade detergent can be used in high efficiency washers?

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  6. I use it with an HE top-loader -- for six months now -- and haven't had any problems.

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  7. I like the dry version - might have to try this - I wash LOTS of clothes and we have HARD deep well water here in the country. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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