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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

100. Save money - Make Your Own Laundry Detergent!

Laundry. Every family has to do it. With a family of 4 laundry piles up. ;)


Here's a recipe for a home-made laundry detergent that will save you money. We've used this for 6 months and so far it's great!

These are all the ingredients needed:

1 Box (4 lbs.) Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

1 Box (55 oz.) Arm & Hammer Super Wash Soda

1 Box of Borax (4 lbs.)

1 Tub (3 lbs.) of Oxyclean

3 Bars of Fels-Naptha Soap

1 Bar of Irish Spring Soap

If you let the soap sit out for a week, prior to mixing all the ingredients, it makes it easier to grind. However, my wife didn't do that though and it worked just fine.

Of note we have an HE washer and it has worked just fine.

Grate the soap and mix the other ingredients together in a 5 gallon container. Feel free to put it in different containers for storage.


The process takes about 45 min to an hour!

That should work out to about $10-$15 for 4-5 gallons (512-640 oz) of laundry detergent!

I hope this helps. What tips have helped your family save money? :-)


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