>> Friday, September 2, 2011
I've always wanted to try to make my own detergent. But every recipe I seemed just too complicated and was for a liquid detergent. I just didn't have the time or the space to make those recipes, so I did a Google search for "homemade powdered detergent" and came across a TON of easy and quick recipes!
The one I settled on only required 3 ingredients:
Step 1: Grate 1 bar of Ivory Soap (I made a triple batch, so I used 3 bars) Put in bowl.
Step 2: Add 1 Cup each of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda and Borax
Step 3: Stir until all ingredients are mixed and mixture looks crumbly. Store in airtight container. Use 1 Tbsp. for regular sized loads or 2 Tbsp. for larger loads.
**I don't recommend using this in a HE machine. When I Googled "HE Machines" all articles indicated that special detergent be used specifically for those machines.
I've been using this mixture for the past week and have noticed that our clothes are coming out cleaner and smell so good!! As I use it throughout the month, I'll be tracking to see if - in the end - it is more economical to make your own vs. store-bought.
Next up: homemade bubble bath!