Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My homemade laundry detergent!

I finally needed to make more laundry soap, so here is my recipe!

1 cup of  castile soap
1/2 cup borax
1/2 cup washing soda or baking soda

shake well!

1 tbsp for a light load
2 tbsp for a heavy load
1/2 tbsp for HE washers

I love the peppermint Dr. Bronner's castile soap!
Some people use Fels Naptha soap for this part, but I think that is a little harsh for my kids!

Grate it finely!!
Pieces too large will be hard for your machine to use effectively.

To get what you need, it will take about 2/3 of a bar of the soap.
I save the last bit to wash myself with!

Cheap as dirt, can be used for many things!

Washing soda!

Shake well!
I keep it in an old pasta sauce jar that I can't use for canning.

Since I use an HE front loader, I use 1/2 tbsp per load.
Yep, on my jar is says tsp, but I meant tbsp.
Blame my mommy brain!

1 comment:

Megpin said...

This is so awesome! I'm glad you followed my blog! I can't wait to get home tonight and read more of yours!