Fun Friday!

Happy Friday! In the spirit of a penny saved is a penny earned, check out this recipe for homemade laundry detergent, brought to you by Why Not Sew (my domestic playground).

*It is advised to use these utensils for detergent making only.

You will need:

1 bar of soap (any kind you want)
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of washing soda
a big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons)
a grater
a funnel
a long spoon
2 empty gallon jugs/containers

Grate your bar of soap into your pot.

Fill the one gallon jug and pour water into the pot with grated soap. Cook until the grated soap dissolves.

Add the Borax and washing soda.

Bring to a boil. It will coagulate.

Turn off the heat. Add 1 gallon of cold water. Stir well.

Pour 1 gallon of your detergent into each container. A funnel helps tremendously.

Now you have 2 gallons of homemade laundry detergent. 1/2 cup per load is suggested. With the prices of detergent being outrageous, a batch of this goes a long way.

This won’t make many, if any, suds. Suds don’t necessarily mean something is cleaned. This detergent cleans wonderfully!

$6.00 per 576 loads isn’t half bad…

Sandy Hayden

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