Monday, October 21, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Posted by Cris

This took all of 15 minutes to make - and probably would have only taken me 5, but the kids wanted to help.  And well, I encourage them helping!
So this recipe is all over. My sister was the one who first introduced me to this, then my college roommate posted it to my FB page, and many others have "pinned" this to me as well.  Thanks - I got the hint.

First you have to grate the bar of Fels Naptha. 

It smells great, and the kids like using the cheese grater.

Mason measured 1 cup of Borax into our storage container.

Mason measured 1 cup of Washing Soda into the food processor. Then they dumped in the grated Fels Naptha soap.  


Look at how nice they can work together!  They even said they had FUN!

Grind it up and dump in the container with the Borax and stir.  To use - dump 1-2 level Tablespoons right on top of the clothes.  This is a VERY concentrated mix. I only use 1 TBSP, but then I have the smallest washer (apartment sized) known to man.  

We think it works great.  It only costs about 5 cents per load of laundry.  As a super couponer, I can sometimes find deals on liquid for 10 cents/load, but not all the time.  And I'm hoping that this will help with Mason's sensitive skin. Its also supposed to be great for the septic system since there are no harsh chemicals.  Saving the planet and some money!  Woohoo!

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