Today I attempted a recipe for making laundry detergent. (you are probably thinking I am NUTS!) am I right?! Being a stay at home mom, I am always looking for new ways to save money, & I have found one here. Homemade Laundry Detergent!
I found a recipe on a blog that I follow. If you get the chance, check out Sasha’s blog, but beware, it can be addicting. 🙂
But enough already you really want the recipe I am sure.
This is what you will need:
1 Bar of Ivory Soap
1/2 cup of Borax
1/2 cup of Washing Soda (not to be confused with baking soda, they are different.)
This recipe makes 16 loads. I quadrupled it, & had lots left for next time.
I looked in 4 different stores before I found the washing soda, but found it at Wally World or you might know it as Walmart.
First I grated my Ivory soap & mixed my borax & washing soda together.
My friend Sasha used her food processor to mix all 3 ingredients together, but I do not own a food processor & used a small onion chopped instead.
Mix until you get the consistency you want.
Voila, you are done!
Oh yeah, the best part is you only need to use 1 tablespoon of detergent in your load, yes you heard me right only 1 tablespoon. It is even compatible for HE washers like mine. Yippee!
I did all the math & did you know that this homemade detergent only cost me 5cent per load?
I hope yall try this recipe, I had fun making it & it was super easy!