Homemade laundry detergent

                  We are all try to save a dollar here and there. I have found something to help with this is homemade laundry detergent. I have been using this for the last eight months and love it!!! It smells cleans my clothes so well and  there is also a huge plus of smelling soooo good!! Another huge plus is the cost of the detergent. I was spending roughly $10 a month on detergent. Which equals to about $120 a year. I know it doesn’t seem like a bunch of money a year however, with the new detergent I make only cost me $40 a year. That is an $80 savings!
             Ready to save yet? Excited?? Of course you are. You can find all this on your laundry aisle are your local store.
       

             1 box of borax
             1 box of baking soda ( I use the Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda)
             2 Bars of soap (I use Fels-Naptha)
             1 5 gallon bucket
             1 large jar of Oxi-Clean
             1  Purex Crystals
   
     You don’t have to use the last two items.The crystals are a nice touch to add for the smelling good. If you don’t use the last two items you can save even more.
 
  Okay so now we have all the items time to mix it together. Ready? Good. Since most of them are already in a powder form you just need to dump them into the bucket. However, the bars of soap are going to need to be grated. You can do this by hand or you can do the same thing I do. It is just bars of soap right?! I just use my food processor. YES, my food processor. All you are grating is soap and guess what …it can be put in your dishwasher. So simple right? With everything in the bucket you are going to need to mix it. I have my wonderful hubby shake it up. (He is into saving too!!) You can also mix it by hand.
 All you need per load is 2 tablespoons. If you use the Purex crystals the cap has a 2 tablespoon line. You just need to put the detergent into the now empty bottle. I use a ladle to transfer.          

              Doesn’t that look fun? I love this stuff!! I would love to hear how yours turns out.

Until we next meet,

A.

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6 thoughts on “Homemade laundry detergent

  1. I keep telling myself I'm going to try this! One note, I'm betting that with the Borax in there people won't have to use fabric softener, which saves even more! I'm highly sensitive to the stuff and we use Borax to help with static cling.

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  2. Are you using the detergent in a front loader? I've been interested in trying homemade soap, but since I have the front loader, I'm not sure I can.

  3. @Jamie I sent some of this to my sister, who family has to be careful what they use due to her and the kids being allergic to most detergents, and she loved it. As for the fabric softener, we never use any because hubby doesn't like it. So I have no clue. I will look into it.

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