So as I stated my family is trying to become a little greener, not sure what shade of green we plan on getting. I mean somethings are just a little to green for me like homemade pads, or toilet paper. Sorry but that is just to green for my taste. However, I am very interested in homemade cleaners and using less chemicals near my family. I decided since we ran out of our usual detergent (All Clear) we were going to try a DIY Laundry Detergent. Which I must say is way cheaper then my All Clear. I was skeptic at first and maybe even second load. However it really truly works just as great as my regular detergent.
My children have sensitive skin and a lot of things make their little skin freak out. This however, did not have any effect on their skin. I got my recipe from pintrest (which is a God sent for crafters I swear). This particular recipe came from Yellow Brick Home which is a powder detergent.
You’ll need Borax, Fels Naptha soap, and washing soda:
1) Grate an entire bar of Fels Naptha with a cheese grater into a bowl
2) add 1 cup of Borax
3) 1 cup of the washing soda
SO easy and Cost me about $10.00 and I have enough borax and washing soda to make about 3 more batches so add on 3 more bars at .98 I am spending less then $13.00. Each batch gets me between 40-50 loads of laundry because you only need 1 Tbsp per load. (warning do not get nervous because it will not suds up but it is working).
Since this was my first time I wasn't trying to cook the detergent to make it liquid. However, I found some great recipes for liquid detergent at one good thing by jillee who is amazing as for as I am concerned. As I get used to it I may try making it into a liquid detergent next time.
My next great experiment will be liquid fabric softener and homemade shout out spray. Wish me luck....
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