Friday, January 29, 2010

Laundry Soap

I have been reading about others making their own laundry detergent.  It is suppose to be a thrifty way to do laundry.....that word, "thrifty" caught my eye.  :)
I decided to try the dry recipe....less work....and I don't have a front loading machine, so I can use powder.



I mixed up a double batch....tested it out....I think it is cleaning good....haven't had anything really nasty to test it on yet though.
The little chopper worked great for the bar soap.....until I got to the 7th batch....it was a little too much for that cheap little chopper.  Next time around I will use the grater.  I won't be making more for a long, long time though.....a little bit goes a long way.
Just so you don't think I have huge hording issues (making 7 batches), I sent a jar home with my daughter....with instructions to only use 1-2 Tbsps per load.  I am sure she will let me know what she thinks of it soon.
1 bar soap (I used Dove)
1 cup Borax
1 cup Super Washing Soda


2 comments:

patchworkmommy said...

Sheila,
This sounds like a fun thing to try.

Judy S. said...

If it works on one of Friendie's bibs, you might be on to something!
At least my GK come up with some challenging stains......