Once you buy the ingredients necessary for making this fabulous recipe, you will have what you need for my
OK, so I have tried SOOOOO many different Homemade Laundry Detergents, and some clumped too much, others wouldn’t dissolve, and others just wouldn’t get our clothes clean and I ended up with STAINS 🙁
Please note, I have a Energy Efficient front Loader washing machine, so need HE soap, and this TOTALLY WORKS!!
Here is the one that I now love thanks to One Good Thing By Jillee <3 LOVE her Blog, you absolutely have to check it out if you haven’t already!! She has pictures of
each step of this process if you want, go check it out 🙂
So, I have changed it up a bit to work a bit better for us and my hubbies greasy, diesel stained, horrible smelling work clothes 🙂 HE has a very sensitive nose, much more than I do, so this is a big deal to him more than me! funny how we are sometimes…
3 Tablespoons Borax (make sure there are no LUMPS)
3 Tablespoons Washing Soda (Make sure there are no LUMPS here too!) Dosn’t have to be the brand in the photo either. I got mine from the local health food store 🙂
4 Cups really hot water (I just use really hot tap water)
Swish till dissolved, then add:
4 Tablespoons Blue Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (Jillee used 2 Tbsp of the 2x concentrated kind , I used regular concentration, 4 Tbsp)
Should take a whole 3 mins 🙂
and here’s the breakdown prices thanks to Lisa at Jillee’s Blog: Lisa April 30, 2012 at 7:35 am Jillee, I love your blog with such useful tips, I
figured all the good tips you give me, I’d do the math I’m no mathematic genius but here it goes .. I paid 3.83 for borax at Walmart , 1.99 for washing soda, and $ 2.00 for dawn. Ok I rounded up to nearest whole dollar so 1 box of borax is 76 ounces so it makes 50 gallons of detergent equaling =0.08 per gallon. One box washing soda is 55 ounces which will make 48 gallons of detergent=0.05/load. The dawn was 48 ounces so it will make 36 gallons of detergent =0.04 per gallon. So my educated guess is each gallon cost is $0.17 !!
Jillee fills the 4 liter jug with more water with the ingredients I posted above. I don’t bother 😛 So, each 4 cups
of detergent is $0.17 🙂 You get 16 loads of laundry from this, so approx $0.01 per load! Sounds kinda hard to believe, dosn’t it?!
Use 2 Tbsp per load.
For my hubbies really greasy clothes, I also pop in a scoop of about 1/4 cup generic brand Oxi Stain Remover as well, into the tub of the washer. It’s basically uses the ‘natural cleaning power of oxygen’. Oxy Clean I believe is the same thing 🙂
It’s just more things to add, which makes me tired just thinking about it 😛
here it is:
1/4 cup washing soda
1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
stir together and add immediately
* you can’t make this oxy clean ahead of time, as it loses it’s oxygen within 8 hours and becomes useless! Thus, my aversion to all that work 😛 Maybe when I am feeling better I will take the time!
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