Saturday, April 14, 2012

Diy Laundry Detergent {Recipe #2}

Do you remember my first recipe for homemade laundry detergent Here? I loved this recipe except for one thing. You have to shave the darn bar of soap every single time you make it.  It was a smidge time consuming but all was solved when I found this No grate laundry detergent recipe. My heart skipped a beat at the thought that there would no longer be any grating of the soap. The cleaning power is just as good too.

3 Tablespoons Borax
2 Tablespoons Dawn Dish Soap
3 Tablespoons Washing soda

Put these ingredients in a one gallun jug

I didn't have a funnel so I made a make shift one from a piece of paper
and it worked great for pouring in the borax and washing soda.

Add your Dawn dish soap and start boiling your four
cups of water. I use my tea kettle for this. It boils in no time

Pour four cups boiling water into the jug. Swirl until the ingredients
are dissolved in the liquid. Let liquid cool. Then fill almost to the top
with cold water. The bubbles with overflow out of the just but that's ok.

Use 1/2 a cup per load. The neat thing about this recipe is
that you can use any scent of Dawn dish soap. I prefer the blue
just because it has the most cleaning power for grease.
The suds are low but just remember, there do not have to be suds
for it to be cleaning your clothes!

*Note: after some research I'm finding that you shouldn't use bleach
with this. The ammonium in the Dawn will react. Next batch I will try and
substitute the Dawn soap (which isn't eco friendly) for Dr. Bonner's
castille soap.


  1. I use my food processor to grate my bars of soap! it is WAY easy and I make 2 batches at once!

    1. That's a good idea! It's one of those kitchen gadgets I need to buy but never have! Will for sure need one soon!



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