A few years ago, I attempted making liquid laundry detergent. The entire recipe bombed and I ended up throwing it out.
Ever since then, I’ve been leery of trying homemade laundry detergent again. But, after all the rave reviews many of you have emailed in, I worked up my courage to try again. And I’m so glad I did because I had a much better experience this time!
I used the recipe I found from DIY Natural. It only takes three ingredients and seemed pretty fail-proof!
Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap
- 1 bar of soap (Ivory, ZOTE, Fels-Naptha)
- 1 cup of borax
- 1 cup of washing soda
Shave or grate the bar of soap.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together. Thoroughly stir together for about five minutes.
Yields 32-64 loads, depending upon whether you use one or two Tablespoons per load. I’ll report back soon to let you know if I think this would work for our family long-term. It seems promising!
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