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 long spoon
2 empty gallon jugs/containers
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.
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…