There is something really satisfying about making my own products. I love knowing that laundry detergent isn’t some mysterious blend of ingredients that only the people at Tide know how to do. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that I know a few homesteading essentials. This recipe not only saves our family money but it also works just as good, if not better than our old store brand.
- 8c. borax
- 8c. baking soda
- 8c. super washing soda
- 3 bars of original Ivory soap (grated…designate an inexpensive grater for this)
Mix all ingredients together in a big bucket or bin (I purchased my bucket at Ikea and found a cast iron scoop at a local antique store). Use 2 Tbsp per load.
Alternatives to Ivory are Kirks Castile, Fels Naptha, or purchase soap flakes (already grated for you) from your local health store.
This recipe lasts 6 months for our family of five and ends up costing us only pennies per load.