Yesterday I tried a new recipe for laundry detergent.
I usually make a liquid detergent because I just think it dissolves better
when it's colder weather (especially if you use mainly cold water to wash.)
I love my recipe and it's so inexpensive to make. The liquid recipe makes equivalent to about 9 bottles of the HE detergent (medium bottles) or probably one of the giant ones from Sam's Club.
Since it's getting warmer I wanted to try a powdered detergent recipe and
see how it compares.
Powdered Laundry Detergent
1 bar of soap (I use Dr. Bronner's Citrus)
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of Washing Soda
*if desired a few drops of essential oils- I use tea tree oil for antibacterial properties and a drop of bergamot because it smells nice
|What you need|
Put borax, washing soda, and essential oils (if using) in bowl and stir.
Grate bar of soap into bowl.
|I used my blender to mix it all into a fine powder|
So far it's working great.
I like that it takes up less space in my cabinet.
I'll let you know if it lasts as long as the other recipe.
(Especially since it costs a little more to make.)
the never-ending battle.
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Guess I have to get cleaning then...