(many detergent recipes use the same ingredients, but with different amounts and ratios to water....find what works best for your laundry)
1/2 Cup Borax
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1 Bar Soap grated with a cheese grater (I use FelsNaptha laundry bar)
1-2 Gallons of water
Boil Water and add grated soap. After soap is melted, add borax and washing soda. Stir until dissolved. Pour liquid into bucket or container and let cool for 24 hours. Finished product will be lumpy-liquid. Shake before each use. Use 1/2 cup per load.
Depending on your water (hard or soft) and your laundry needs, you may need to use anywhere from 1-2 gallons of water. Less water will result in a more concentrated detergent that requires less detergent per load.
This website has helpful tips when making your soap: http://tipnut.com/10-homemade-laundry-soap-detergent-recipes/
This makes about 2 cups of formula, and it works really well cleaning dirt and grime.
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda or washing soda
•2 teaspoons borax
•1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent
•2 cups hot water
Combine all the ingredients and the water into a spray bottle. Shake well. The washing soda or baking soda makes this formula a great grease cutter.
- 2 cups Vinegar
- 1 tsp Washing Soda or Baking Soda
- 2 tsp Borax
- 5 cups Water
- Squirt of Lemon
- 1/4 c Dish Soap
- 2 c Vinegar
- 1/4 c Lemon Juice (optional)
- 6 c Water
For Toilets and Sinks
Salt and Baking Soda are wonderful for sinks and toilets. As you clean, it also deodorizes.
For Tough Stains in the Tub
Cut one lemon in half, sprinkle with salt, and use this to scrub. The salt acts as an abrasive, and the lemon cuts through scum.
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 10 Drops Essential Oil (optional)
I have not purchased commercial cleaners for quite some time, and it has saved me hundreds of dollars. I also love that my surfaces are safe for my children and pets.
Stay tuned next Wednesday when I will be featuring bread recipes and freezer meal recipes!