What’s this? A post on a Saturday? That’s right! I wanted to make up for not posting much this week so I decided to revisit an older post from before I moved to the new Something Winnderful. A few months ago I posted about my homemade laundry detergent. At the time I had only used it for a few loads. Now that it’s months later I thought it would be nice to revisit it.
If there was one thing I had to recommend making at home instead of buying in store, it would be this. I paid around $15 for all the ingredients and this detergent it without a doubt going to last a whole year. It also only took about 20 minutes to make. So. Worth. It.
- 1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle
- 1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle
- 1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle
- 3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap, found in the detergent isle (if you use Zote bars use 2 bars instead, Zote can be found at Home Depot)
- 2 small containers of Oxy Clean or store brand Oxy Clean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total found in the detergent isle. (optional)
First grate the Fels-Naptha soap into a large bowl. It looks like a big bowl of cheese when you’re done. Then combine all ingredients in a garbage bag and mix them together. Dispense into whatever container you choose. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. I didn’t include the optional Oxy Clean, our clothes don’t get dirty enough to warrant it. I would recommend it if you had kids though.
Do you have anything you prefer homemade?