Thursday, January 10, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent
Homemade Laundry Detergent
2 bars of Sunlight Laundry Soap or Fels-Naptha
4 cups Arm and Hammer super washing soda
4 cups Borax
2 cups Oxy Clean

Grate the 2 bars of soap and mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.    I like the smell of the sunlight laundry soap but you can add 5-10 drops of essentials oils to scent your laundry detergent if desired, eg: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil all work well.
Use 1 heaping 2 tablespoon scoop per laundry load.  Add to washer as water is filling before adding clothes.
I found an old apothecary jar with a lid at the flea market and made a label for the front on the computer.  
Any container with a lid will work but a pretty jar looks nice in the laundry room.

Less chemicals, better for the environment AND saves money!