Super Duper, Easy to Make, Laundry Deteregent


Well, my Spring Cleaning Challenge isn’t going exactly how I had originally planned.  That’s ok, though!  Slowly I am checking of the things that I wanted to share with each of you.  Like last week, when I share my DIY flop.

This one isn’t a flop though.  Its fabulous!  I had always wondered about making your own laundry detergent.  I mean, come on, if it was easy to make, then it probably didn’t work well.  If it worked great your probably spent all day making it.  I’m not willing to sacrifice either, yet the idea still loomed in my head that I eventually decided to give this a shot.

Boy am I glad I did.  This recipe is easy to make and works great!  Plus, it’s very cost effective!  Whoo hoo!  By George, I think I’m on to something 🙂

I got the recipe off my pintrest page.  (Recipe originated here).  I halved it because by golly that’s a large amount of detergent and I didn’t have anything on hand to hold it all.  Plus now I have some left overs of these other products to make something else with!

UPDATE:  I almost forgot the backing soda!  1/2 of box (of a 2lb box)

Start with 1/2 a box of borax


Then mix in 1/2 box of super washing soda


One small container of Oxi Clean


1 and 1/2 Felts Napa Bars grated


Looks like cheese, doesn’t it?  🙂

UPDATE:  I almost forgot the baking soda!  1/2 of box (of a 2lb box)

Mix it all up and there you have it!

You only use one TABLESPOON per load.  Pretty awesome, huh?

I found all of the ingredients  in the laundry isle of my local Wal-mart.  I can’t remember exactly but I think I paid about $10 for all of it.   You might not be able to tell but that is a very large chip bowl and I’m guessing this amount will last me about 6 months.

How does it work?  Pretty stinking awesome.  I actually think this is working better then what I was using!

Have you ever made your own cleaning product?  Did it work?


About An American Expat

A 30 something mom and wife who currently lives on an island.
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