Homemade Laundry Detergent

So, for the life of me, I can’t remember who brought up this idea to me.  But, I someone did and I was intrigued with the idea of making cheap, more environmentally friendly laundry detergent.  After looking around online, I decided to try the recipe I found on this sight:


The recipe is super simple and only requires soap (ivory or fels naptha), borax, and washing powder.  I also added some essential oil to make it smell pretty when I was done.
In all the recipe took me less than 15 minutes to put together but note that you have to let it sit for 24 hours after). AND, as I learned because I spilled a bunch in my bath tub when pouring it into a bottle, which later became a perfectly white spot when we took a shower, it makes an amazing bath tub cleaner.   The next day, we spread a thin layer on the entire tub and let it sit for a few hours, rinsed it and we had a clean white tub.
Economically, it adds up to about a penny a load to do your laundry.

Melting the Ivory in a pot


Pre-diluted Laundry Soap

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