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Cut Cost with Homemade Detergent

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cut-costs-with-homemade-laundry-detergentHomemade Laundry Detergent Recipe.

An easy way to cut costs around the house is to make your own laundry detergent. Laundry soap is a household product we use a lot, and this easy recipe for homemade detergent provides a lot of product for very little money. Homemade cleaners have become more and more popular as a way to save money and this how to recipe for homemade detergent is a great and easy do it yourself project to try! 

Homemade Cleaners

Homemade cleaners are becoming popular again because savvy shoppers realize that the mindless buying of household cleaners can really add up. How-to recipes for homemade cleaners are popping up all over the web and entire forums are dedicated to trying out and discussing new homemade cleaner recipes. And, have you seen Pinterest lately? It's loaded with homemade laundry recipes.

We all have to do laundry and cleaning and it’s easy to lose track of the money we spend on expensive household products. Cleaning our houses and doing our laundry already takes a ton of our time, so we shouldn’t let it take all of our money too. An easy way to save money right away is to do your laundry and cleaning using homemade cleaners. Homemade cleaners provide the opportunity to make a lot more product for a lot less money…and who doesn’t love that!? 

How To Make Detergent

Homemade laundry detergent is very simple to make and all of the materials are easily found in your grocery store’s laundry aisle. Just a reminder: be sure to buy a large 4 to 5 gallon sized plastic container to store your homemade laundry detergent. 

Homemade Detergent Ingredients

  • 1 shaved bar Fels Naptha soap (sounds obscure, but it’s super easy to find!) 
  • 1 cup of borax 
  • 2 cups washing soda 
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water 
  • 3 gallons of hot water 

Homemade Laundry Soap Directions

  1. Grate soap into a saucepan using a common cheese grater you no longer use.
  2. Add the 4 cups of hot water into the pan. Simmer on low until soap melts completely into the water.
  3. Add borax, baking soda and washing soda to the hot water. Simmer until it all melts into the water. 
  4. Add 3 gallons of hot water to the plastic container. Pour mixture from the pan into the container as well. Mix well and let it cool overnight. 

The mixture will turn to a thick gel as it cools. Use one cup of the homemade laundry soap per load of laundry. 

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