Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Look what I made!- Homemade laundry detergent

I just made my first batch of homemade laundry detergent! Here's the recipe:

1 C. Fels-Naptha soap, grated

1/2 C. Borax

1/2 C. Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

Use 1 tablespoon per load, so this recipe makes enough for 32 loads.

It cost me about $1.00 in ingredients to make this, so that works out to be about .03 per load--not too shabby! Even the cheapest detergents you can buy at the store cost at least 3 times that. I'll let you know how it works!


Duck411 said...

How's that detergent workin 4 ya?

Michael said...

Yes, We do what to know, how is working out for you. I have sometimes bought really cheap, no phosphate box, and it was so old, it was rock hard so, I busted it up and ran it through my food processor, and powderized it again. That action alone allowed me to reduce the amount to less than half....for washing clothes.
The food processor washed the dishwasher that night...