Homemade laundry Detergent

Want to save money on laundry detergent? Make your own! I have been making my own laundry detergent for over 6 years. At 10 cents a load I save hundreds of dollars a year!

laundry detergentWhat you will need:

A box of 20 Mule Team Boarox,
A box of Super Washing Soda (Arm and Hammer),
5 bars of Ivory soap

I have a “Laundry Soap Only Grater”. I went to the Dollar store and they had fancy colors so I got red!

So you open the boxes and pour the Borax and the washing soda into a large container. I use a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. An old cat litter container works great! Then you grate the soap. It goes quickly, soap is much softer than cheese. Then I take two wooden spoons and toss it like a salad.

I have added some scent crystals from time to time just to change things up a bit.

Some things you need to know about this detergent:

This detergent does not suds up, don’t be alarmed if you do not see bubbles in your washing machine.

You only need to use 1-2 tablespoons. A little goes a long way!

If you have an HE washer you may not be able to use this particular recipe. You need to know your washing machine.

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