Thursday, January 5, 2012
Homemade Laundry detergent
Homemade Laundry Detergent:
(can be used for HE washers!!)
You will need:
1 box Borax
1 box washing soda
1-10 bars of soap
(we have used lavender lye soap, Fels Naptha and oatmeal and honey)
Depending on how much you would like to make is how many bars of soap you will need.
Basically, one bar of soap equals one quart size jar of laundry detergent.
Here are the instructions for two quart size jars.
Grate two bars of soap into a large bowl.
Add 2 1/2 cups of borax and 2 1/2 cups of washing soda
At this point you can either blend together the mixture in a blender for fine powder or leave as is. We have done both and they have both worked fine.
Use 1 large tablespoon full per load!
Washing Soda: $3.99
Soap: around $1.50 per bar
So for 10 quart size jars which is about how much the box of borax/washing soda will yield it will cost you around $23.00. And which EACH jar easily providing 60 loads worth, you will have 600 loads for the price you would normally pay for about 100.
Quite the savings!!
So why do I make my own Laundry detergent? Well I love saving the money but more than that I love training my daughters to be busy around our home.
blessings from the farm,