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How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
In the spirit of Laura Ingalls, with wash day being Monday, here's a little recipe for homemade laundry detergent you can use tomorrow, Monday! wash on Mondayiron on Tuesdaymend on Wednesday churn on Thursday clean on Friday bake on Saturday rest on Sunday from Little House in the Big Woods * I use these utensils for detergent making only. You will need: 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)1 cup of Borax1 cup of washing sodaa big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons)a gratera funnela long spoon2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate your bar of soap into your pot. Fill one gallon jug and pour water into pot with grated soap. Add the Borax and washing soda. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Pour 1 gallon of your detergent into each container. A funnel helps tremendously. Now you have 2 gallons of homemade laundry detergent. This won't make many, if any, suds. Let me know if you make any or if you have any questions. Happy washing! * Edited 1/2011 to add comment from below about cost/savings!

home made dish soap I got this recipe from : Homemade Liquid Dish Washing Soap 1 (7-oz) bar ZOTE or Octagon soap (or 1-2-3 brand soap) {Or cut a 14-oz bar in half} 5 qts. water 1 c. baking soda 1/4 c. washing soda 1/4 c. lemon juice Grate bar soap and place into a heavy stockpot. Pour in water & stir. Heat over medium heat, stirring often until soap is melted. Remove pot from heat and add in baking soda, washing soda & lemon juice. (As the mixture cools in the pot it may begin to gel up and separate itself from the water. To use: Use as you would any store bought detergent. *Note about the 1-2-3 brand soap.

healthy vegan blog » Dr. Bronner’s This dish washing liquid works great and is gentle on your hands. It doesn’t make many suds, but we know that suds don’t clean (the surfactants in a “soap” attach to greasy and dirt and wash away with water). For example, automatic dishwasher detergent doesn’t suds, but it cleans. We also use this dish washing formula to safely wash our fruits and veggies. 1 1/2 cups of water 1/2 cup of Dr. 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin 20 drops of lavender essential oil So why make your own dish washing soap? First, by using a few common ingredients to make all of my household and beauty products, I can reduce the amount of waste that we produce because I am not buying separate bottles of everything. Second, I know exactly what is in my homemade products. Are all of those safe ingredients?? Here are the ingredients of my dish washing liquid: Dr. Are these ingredients safe? cleaner , Dr.

Homemade Liquid Dish Soap My Kitchen Escapades: laundry My older children are completely embarrassed that I am posting this recipe. Apparently, the fact that I only pay $0.006 per load of laundry is completely "not cool." I beg to differ completely! As you can understand, a family of 8 makes A LOT of dirty laundry. (Especially when one of those people is a 15 year old girl who tries on at least 10 different outfits a day and throws what doesn't make the cut into the dirty clothes hamper....) I am the first to admit, I love me some original scented Tide. Please, don't let this weird, coagulated gloop keep you from giving this stuff a try. Yes, it is safe for HE machines because it is low-sudsing, which is the only "secret" to HE detergent. Homemade Laundry Detergent (makes 10 gallons: 640 loads for a front load HE washer, 220 loads for a top load washer) 4 C hot water 1 bar Fels-Naptha soap, grated 1 C Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 1/2 C Borax essential oil (optional) 1. 2. 3. 4.