How To Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
Homemade Laundry Detergent sounds like an overwhelming task but it truly is not. In this step by step tutorial on how to make homemade laundry detergent, you will see just how easy the task can be!
For this recipe we are going to be using just three simple ingredients. There are numerous recipes out there but none compare to this timeless classic.
- 1 Cup Borax
- 1 Cup Super Washing Soda
- 1 Bar Fels Naptha
All of those items can be found at your local grocery store. Some stores will carry them in the same isle as the store bought commercial laundry detergents, while other stores will have them located near the cleaning supplies and candles.
Grate The Bar Of Fels Naptha
Some recipes call for soaps such as Ivory or Zote. However, I have found that the Fels Napha not only is easier to grate but it also smells much sweeter, similar to an orange citrus which leaves the laundry smelling much sweeter.
Mix All Ingredients
Mix in one cup borax plus one cup super washing soda to the already grated Fels Naphtha. Stir well. If desired, place ingredients in a food processor for a more powdery substance.
When ready to wash just pour 1-2 tablespoons into each load. For best results, add laundry detergent to the washing machine before adding in the laundry.