Jun 192012

My Sweet C and I made homemade laundry detergent the other night and since then I’ve tried my hardest not to just pull everything out of the closets and rewash them in it because this stuff is amazing! It is gentle and smells fresh and clean.

Homemade Laundry Detergent


1 cup Borax [$3.38 @ Wal-Mart]

 1 cup Washing Soda [$3.24 @ Wal-Mart]

1 bar Ivory soap, grated [$1.24 for 3 bars @ Wal-mart]

Mix it up and transfer to an air tight container

Add 1 tablespoon to each load [I have a HE front-load, so I put the powder in the drawer since water will shoot it out at the right time]

We also read that white vinegar is a GREAT substitute for fabric softener, so I pulled a partially used bottle out of the spice cabinet and added a few drops of Island Colada oil from Bath and Body Works to make it smell refreshing. [You do not have to use the oil, some how the white vinegar smell does not stay on the clothes, they just smell clean.] I have still used my remaining dryer sheets, talk about super soft towels and clothing!

Total Cost $7.86

I am not sure how many loads this will get us through, but it looks like it’ll last us a long time before we have to grate up another bar of Ivory soap!

Have you made any natural products that you have been pleasantly surprised with? Do tell!

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