Homemade Laundry Detergent!

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Heyy guys! I’m so freaking excited to share this with you. I was super lucky enough to get an awesome email last week from Megan and she shared with me her home laundry detergent recipe. Her Mom had given it to her, and it sounds so easy, and cheap… did I mention cheap? I can never coupon this stuff so being able to make it for cheap makes me dance around happy!

Here’s The Recipe:

~2 Bars Classic Ivory Soap (shredded finely, like Parmesan cheese) — {You can also use Fels Naptha Laundry soap, but the Ivory is seven cents cheaper per ounce}
~1 1/2 C. Washing soda
~1 1/2 C. Borax.

Mix it all together in a container {get one with a lid that’ll close tightly so it doesn’t spill if you toss it in the laundry basket on your way to do laundry!}.

You only need to use about 1.5 – 2 Tbsp per load.

She also gave me this link : http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-soap/ That uses the same recipe… and it also breaks down the cost per load compared to regular laundry detergent.

Thank you so much Megan for emailing me this!!! I’m so excited to give it a try!

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  1. Lauri says

    I used this recipe for almost 10 years. Be forewarned – clothes get clean, but don’t look clean. Colors look dull, whites never really get white. I had to replace my husband’s white buttondown shirts every year because the cuffs and collars never got clean and they just looked blah. Last January, I bought him 2 shirts AND switched to unscented Purex – when I hang the clothes out on the line, it’s so obvious which are the 2 new shirts! It’s cost effective, but…! For the record, I use a front loader and a clothesline.

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