I love Pinterest. I have learned so much! There are so many talented people with such bright ideas!
I read so much about DYI cleaning products that I tried them. I love most of them but some not so much. We have hard water and the ingredients have to be just right to work with our water. I am now trying a third recipe for laundry detergent.
I came across this DYI Laundry Detergent recipe on a great blog called How Does She?
Isn't it pretty? Smells great too.
|Photo by How Does She?|
Since I do not have the photography gene, the pictures are from her blog.
Take a look at her blog, paying particular attention on how she refers to the grated soap as cheese. Funny girl.
|Grated Zote Laundry Soap|
So, lesson one: Make sure hubby knows I am grating SOAP.
Anywho, after making the detergent, I show it to my husband and told him that it only takes 2 teaspoons to clean the clothes. He refused to believe it, so we tested it out. Sure 'nough, his socks were white without using bleach. I love it. This will be my detergent for life.
I would suggest you give it a shot. The total cost for me to make this was $24.00. A HUGE savings from buying my regular brand.
The following recipe and photos are to her credit, not mine.
RECIPEOne again by How Does She?
1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Found in the detergent aisle. (This is optional but I highly recommend adding it)
2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap- Found in the detergent aisle (we chose to do pink for the scent but the white would be just fine. You can also use Fels Naptha)
2 (2 lb) Boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Found in the cooking aisle (You could also get 1 4 lb box, we just couldn’t find it when we went)
1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener- Found in the detergent aisle (This is 100% optional. Like I said, my laundry detergent must smell good and I really like soft towels)
Grate soap using the small side of the grater or grating blade.
In a large container layer all ingredients. Mix it up well!