In my quest to make more of my own cleaning supplies (one of my April Goals) I have ventured into the realm of Pinterest. And friends, I have ventured deep. Lots of women on Pinterest buck the icky-chemically-riden cleaning system for the sake of saving money and going green, and they are all too happy to share their wisdom!
Thus, I found Karrie from Happy Money Saver, and her recipe for Homemade Laundry Detergent. Karrie has DIY recipes for like, everything…her site is definitely worth exploring!
I’ve used this DIY Laundry Detergent for several months now, and it’s safe to say that I am never going back. It’s cheap, it’s easy to make, it has zero weird chemicals, it lasts forever, it has superhero cleaning capabilities, and I get the satisfaction of being all like, “I make my own laundry detergent! Like a BOSS!”
Trust me. It’s really easy, and totally worth it.
1. Box of 20 Mule Borax – 4 lb. 12 oz. – $3-ish at Walmart
2. Box of Super Washing Soda – 3 lb. 7 oz. – $3-ish at Walmart
3. Pure Baking Soda – 4 lb./8 cups – I bought a 13.5 lb bag at Sams Club for about $7
4. Three bars of Fels-Naptha – .97 each at Walmart
5. Oxy-Clean – 1.3 lb./2 cups – I bought an 11 lb box at Sams Club for about $13
>>> everything can be found close together in the laundry aisle.
1. Finely grate the Fels-Naptha bars…use a cheese grater or a food processor.
2. Mix all ingredients together super well.
3. Keep in a container with a lid.
4. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. (yeah, you read that right)
5. Be proud of yourself! You made your own laundry detergent!
Seriously. That’s it. You can totally do this!
The best part? This costs roughly .04 cents per load as opposed to .12 cents a load of Tide powdered detergent, according to Karrie!
Hans and I love this. We also love saving the money!
I dare you to try it! Let me know how it goes!
P.S. – This can be used in top-loading or front-loading washers!