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Friday, October 10, 2008

Recipe for Homemade Laundry Detergent

I got this recipe today and I plan to make a batch this weekend! Iowa winter dries my skin terribly and hopefully this perfume free detergent will be a little gentler:

1 bar naptha soap grated or shaved with a knife
1 cup of Borax
4.5 galllons of water

*Heat about 1 gallon of water and mix in naptha soap until dissloved.
*Mix Borax and remaining water in 5 gallon bucket
*Stir in soap mixture

***Both borax and naptha soap are available at many grocery stores.

The mixture should gel as it cools. Use about 1 cup per load of laundry.

3 comments:

Fuzzy Izmit said...

Awesome!

Morrigan said...

There was someone just in the forums looking for laundry detergent too, thank you. :)

Hyla Waldron said...

You can also use soap nuts!! See this post for more information!
http://earthyfinds.blogspot.com/2008/09/soap-nuts-100-natural-laundry-detergent.html

~Hyla