Friday, May 29, 2009

Housekeeping - Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

So I was looking around on the blogs and I found a great recipe for homemade powder laundry detergent at Evening Shade Morning Latte. When I went to make the detergent I didn't have all the same ingredients so I had to make some substitutions and I was very pleased with the results. Here is what I used:

3 pk Ivory soap, 12 oz total
4 C Borax
2 C Washing soda
2 C Baking soda

I used a hand grater for the soap and then put it into the food processor to chop it up very fine.

Note: You could use the grater blade on the food processor but mine is missing for the "old" processor that I use for crafts and stuff like this, so I just did it by hand.

I slowly mixed in the borax, washing soda, and baking soda until everything was mixed well. For normal laundry I used 1-2 tablespoons. I love this recipe, the Ivory soap makes it smell great and the the baking soda also helps freshen it all up. The clothes are also VERY soft. I keep it in an air tight plastic storage container.

For a printable version of this recipe please click HERE. If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think!

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