Monday, October 8, 2012

Another Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

As a Purex Insider, I receive free product coupons. In this case I received a free box of Borax. 

I have been making my own laundry detergent for some time but I wanted to give it somewhat of a twist. I had been making liquid but wanted to try some powder this time, Last week I had a crisis where I ran out of the Fels Naptha soap that I normally use to I substituted with Oil of Olay. The smell was amazing. So after browsing the laundry aisle at Wal-Mart I decided to go with the same products but adding a few more.. 

Normally I use 2 gallons of water with 2 cups of Arm and hammer Washing Soda, 2 cups of 20 Mule Team Borax and a grated (melted in 2 quarts of water) bar of Fels Naptha soap. It works really well I just wanted a change so this time I used:

An entire box of:
 20 Mule Team Borax
Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
Arm and Hammer (4lbs) Baking Soda
A container of Oxi Clean
A jug of Purex Crystals
2 bars of Fels Naptha Soap (grated)
and a bar of Oil of Olay Soap (grated) OPTIONAL
5 Gallon Bucket

I added the ingredients a little at a time and stirred as I went. When I had the entire list of products in the bucket, I picked it up and stirred it around really well. I then used the empty Purex Bottle and Oxi Clean container and filled it with the finished product. I have been using 2 TBSP per load and so far it's great! My clothes look just as well now as they did when I was using the previous version and even before when I was buying the name brand stuff! This soap does not suds since the products listed are stain boosters so don't be alarmed. It took me a while to get used to the fact that the homemade ones do not suds and at first I did catch myself using more than I should have.

You can also use Borax for everyday cleaning as well. It works great at getting rid of ants but is also a great all purpose cleaner. As always, keep this and all other cleaning products out of the reach of children.

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