Friday, January 25, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

You’ll Need:
A Stove
One Large Stock Pot
A Long Spoon
A 5 Gallon Bucket

2 Cups of Washing Soda (Soda Ash)
2 Cups of Borax
1/4 Cup Dr Bronners Liquid Castille Soap
15-20 drops Essential Oil
Hot Water

Fill the stock pot about 2/3 full of hot water and put it over medium heat. Pour the Borax and Washing Soda in – give it a stir. It’s not boiling but it’s getting pretty hot so be careful! Add the 1/4 cup of Dr Bronners and the 15-20 drops of oil. Give it another quick stir. Right before your lovely smelling concoction comes to a boil, remove it from the burner and pour the contents into an empty 5 gallon bucket. Then fill up the stock pot again with HOT water and pour that into the bucket. It will just about fill the bucket, and that’s what you want.

I put my detergent in my old detergent bottles (as you see in the picture). For color, I use food coloring; it is fun to play around with different colors ;)


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