Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lazy Housewife Laundry Detergent

I love mixing up my own laundry detergent.  It saves so much money and packaging.  I’ve been doing the liquid laundry detergent recipe for quite some time because I wash most clothes in cold water and worried that a powdered detergent wouldn’t work as well.

Still, I don’t always have a lot of time to melt soap and make the mess involved in liquid laundry soap.  So, I decided to try the powdered laundry detergent recipe.  Guess what.  It works!  It really works and even dissolves in cold water wash cycles.

Here’s how it works.


Grate up 2 bars of Fels-Naptha laundry soap.  This is the hardest part.  Someday, I’m going to just buy 10 bars and use my Kitchen Aid grater attachment to do the work.  For 2 bars, my little grater worked fine.


Add six cups each of Borax and Washing Soda.


Mix it up and add about 2 Tablespoons to each wash load.

Almost too simple, isn’t it!

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