Solomon Recipes

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry detergent
Here's what you need-1 bar of soap. I used Dove Hypoallergenic (andrew's allergic to detergent)
1-5 gallon bucket with a lid
1 3/4 cup washing soda (i found this at Kroger)
1/2 Borax
Put 4 cups of water on the stove and bring almost to a boil. As the water is warming whittle your soap into the hot water.
Stir a lot!
Add 3 gallons of hot water to the bucket. On the last gallon pour in your 4 cups of soapy water so you should have a total of 3 gallons. Add 1 3/4 cup of washing soda and 1/2 cup borax to your water soap mixture. Stir for about 5 minutes.
Put the lid on and let sit over night.

The next morning you have a nice slimy laundry detergent! Can you believe it...that easy. I haven't added the cost yet but I spend approx. $7 a week on laundry detergent and This 3 gallons of detergent cost 5.26 for all the supplies so I need to do some math and figure out how many loads I will get!

1 comment:

McPherson family said...

So do you use this a lot or is it something you just tried? I am curious, because I have seen similar recipes and wanted to know if it works well or if you just should stick with store bought unless you are in a pinch or for storage or what? Please let me know by commenting on my blog. Thanks,