Lately I have been seeing DIY laundry and dish detergent everywhere on Pinterest. I am all about DIY, saving money and going green, so this was a much try! My blog bff T-Byrd over at Bit of Byrd even has a post about her Pinterest inspired recipe for DIY Liquid Laundry Soap.
Today I want to share this simply awesome, CHEAP laundry detergent I was inspired to DIY myself from this pin:
The ingredients, which all were found in the laundry aisle at my local Walmart:
1/2 Cup Boarax
1/2 Cup Washing Soda (NOT BAKING SODA)
The instructions with super cool pictures, cause that is how I roll:
Melt grated soap in 6 cups water on low heat in. Do not boil.
Add the 1/2 cup of borax and 1/2 cup washing soda, stirring until mixture thickens to a honey consistency.
Add 4 cups HOT tap water to your laundry storage container. You can reuse old plastic laundry containers or make you own decorative container like I did. Read about that HERE.
Add pot of soupy honey soap mix to 4cups of hot tap water in the container. Stir. Add more hot tap water until container is almost full. (Leave just enough room so you can shake it.)
Let sit overnight to cool. It will appear clumpy the next day. Shake, stir or use a hand blender and mix it back up really well.
Add a plastic hook and a spare measuring cup. Because this is a concentrated formula, you will only need to use 1/8-1/4 cup per load.
According to mulitple websites I researched and my BFF’s own calculations, this will cost under .02 cents per load. CHEAP! My husband is impressed with the soap, and I have no complaints, it does its job very well. Better than store bought? I personally think so AND I notice it smells very nice and fresh.
Note: This soap does not get all sudsy bubbly. You don’t need suds for it to be working. That is all bling.
Today I am linking up with:
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