Thursday, March 18, 2010

Washing Mount Washmore...

with homemade detergent...

I've seen this recipe many different places
and finally got around to trying it.
Very simple to make. ;o)

Homemade Laundry Soap

1 cup washing soda
1 cup of Borax
1 bar of soap (Ivory or Fels Naptha)

Put in food processor (or blender) and mix.
Store in container (I used a large empty pickle jar).
Use 2 TBS to 1/4 cup per load.


Elizabeth said...

We use homemade washing soap too. The only problem I have with it is that washing soda is hard to find. Fortunately, pH increaser is easily available here in Florida and is the same thing.

Store bought detergent is so expensive, even the cheap brands. Homemade soap is so cheap and easy to make. Why would you not make it?

Wendy said...

I make a liquid detergent with 2 cups baking soda, one bar of soap and water. Grate soap, melt in a pan with just enough water to cover. Add melted soap and baking soda to 2 gallons of hot water and stir. Filled three store bought detergent containers. I love it. Works better than store detergent and softener.

Nikki said...

Do you put the bar of soap in the blender/food processer> I grated mine by hand last time and it was really a pain. I'd love to find an easier way to break down that bar of soap.

HsKubes said...

Elizabeth ~ Is washing soda not available in the laundry aisle of your grocery store or W*l-mart?
Yes, I agree. Why NOT make your own laundry soap? The alternative is very expensive.

Wendy ~ Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Nikki ~ I sliced the soap first, then I put it in the food processor. Then I put all three ingredients in my blender. Hope that helps. ;o)

Homekeeper247 said...

I do the same. I put my bar of soap in the food processor and then I put all three ingredients in the blender and walla.


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