Several months ago while browsing the web, I came across a recipe for homemade laundry detergent. It looked simple enough to make, and the reviews on it were wonderful. Everyone commented that it got their clothes clean, and saved them lots of money. I love saving money and try to cut costs wherever I can.....so I decided to give it a try.
The first batch I made was a small one, and didn't include an 'oxygen cleaner'. After a while, I noticed my whites were starting to look pretty dingy. Adding an 'oxygen cleaner' to the detergent has helped some, but I have resorted to using my "Tide with Bleach" every other time I wash my whites. Other than that, I'm really happy with my homemade laundry detergent!
Want to try it out? Here's what you'll need:
* 4 lb. box of Borax
*4 lb. box of Baking Soda
* 3 bars of Zote (can also use Fels Naptha or Ivory soap)
* a small container of 'oxygen cleaner'
When I make mine, I use a bucket lined with a garbage sack. I dump the Washing Soda, Borax, Baking Soda, and Oxygen Cleaner in the bucket and mix it up. Then comes the hard part......grating the 3 bars of Zote (kills my arm every time!!). Once you've got them grated, mix everything up really well, and put in a plastic container!