Making your own Homemade Laundry Detergent is by far one of the easiest DIY's I've done so far! Let's face it, laundry detergent can get expensive. Not only is it getting more expensive by the day, but most store bought laundry detergents are full of additives and chemicals. I love good smelling laundry, but have you ever stopped to consider what in the world they put in there to make it smell so good? In an effort to cut down the use of chemicals in our home, I decided to try making my own detergent, and guess what? I LOVE IT! I also make my own Homemade Fabric Softener, and it's super cheap!
It only takes 3 ingredients to make this detergent, and it is much less expensive than any store bought detergent that I have come across.
You start by grating one bar of FELS-NAPTHA soap in a bowl. It costs less than $1 per bar and can be found in the laundry section of the grocery store. If you have a food processor, you can grind it up in there instead. It only took a few minutes to grate it using a cheese grater.
It will make about 1 ½ cups.
Next, add 3 cups each of the Washing Soda and Borax Detergent Booster. Mix well.
I stored mine in a glass containger and added a small scoop!
My scoop is ¼ cup scoop, which is exactly what you will need for each load! It cleans my laundry so well, and actually smells good too!
The Borax costs less than $4 per box and so does the washing soda...both can be used multiple times!
I cannot guarantee it, but have tried this in an HE washer. It worked fine and didn't suds a lot, which is the problem with most non HE store bought detergents.
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