Thursday, December 15, 2011

laundry detergent

...continuing on with publishing my unpublished...
this post was back when the boy first left for a-school
i was doing everything i could to keep busy by diy projects
then school hit and i didn't get to post.

here it goes:

another excuse to leave the studies for a bit, 
yet still feel productive.
diy laundry detergent 

i've been wanting to do this project for a while now
and have taken bits and pieces from all my internet recipes.

mule team borax
arm and hammer super washing soda
zote soap from home depot
{oops kind of put the lemon so you can't see the logo...sorry!}
and a lemon :)

mix together:

1 1/2 cup of borax
1 1/2 cup of arm and hammer
grate an entire bar of the zote soap
zest a lemon
then add just 1 tablespoon to each load

all the ingredients cost less than $10
and they make multiple batches
you don't get the same smell as regular laundry detergent
so just add a fabric softener when switch to the dryer :)

what's fun about finishing up this post now is that
i've been using it for about three months and i LOVE it
the only purchase i've had to additional buy is more zote soap
for the second batch i made just the other day....uuhhhhhmazing :)


  1. I've been making mine now for about 4 months and I love it too!!! I even gave my sister and mom a batch for them to try!