Monday, December 19, 2011

Laundry Detergent DIY

I have been trying to become more efficient when using things around the house, so when I stumbled upon another blog describing how to make your own detergent for a whopping $20 dollars, I jumped right on that! After having a kiddo, Berto and I do laundry every day, at least a couple loads!

So, we went to the store and bought Borax, Baking Soda Washing Soda, 3 bars of Fels-naptha soap, and two containers of Oxyclean (all found in the detergent isle), regular baking soda (cooking isle), and some lavender vanilla essential oil (found by candles). You can choose whatever oil you like, or go without it if you are looking for more of a scent free wash.

Get your husband to shred the Fels naptha (or Ivory) so you don't have too! This also works in HE machines as well! 

Cheesy-looking Fels-Naptha....

Mix all ingredients together, except the lavender oil! I used a big trash can with a trash bag in it! Then I pulled out the bag (flex bag) and swished it around until all ingredients were mixed together well! I started to poor the amount into jars for our family, added some drops of lavender oil as I added more, then shook the jar!

The beautiful new home of my 8 dollar Wal Mart glass container with some vinyl letters I had laying around the house! 

To use, just add one tablespoon to your load of laundry! :) Enjoy!

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