Homemade Laundry Detergent!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Homemade Laundry Detergent!
Tue, 08-20-2013 - 11:12am

Laundry detergent is notoriously expensive -- and we use a ton of the stuff. Save money and trips to the store (and go easier on the environment to boot!) with these simple tips for how to make homemade laundry detergent. Hint: Most versions really require only three basic, readily available ingredients: bar soap, borax, and washing soda.

Yes, You Can Make Your Own Laundry Detergent- http://www.ivillage.com/homemade-laundry-detergent/7-a-544324

Love this idea!  Do you make your own laundry soap?  Do you make any other cleaners at home?

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Tue, 08-20-2013 - 1:01pm

Absolutely!  I make soap from scratch and "re-purpose" less than perfect bath/facial soap for laundry.  Instead of making a liquid laundry soap (why waste room to store water), it is simpler to mix shredded soap, borax, and washing soda into a powder.  It dissolves in cold water and works fine in HE washing machines.

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 08-21-2013 - 11:05am

What a great thing to know! I've never tried it but am so glad to have this information just in case. It might be fun thing to try with the kids as an "experiment"

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