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The Best Liquid Laundry Detergent You Can DIY In Minutes

You can make the best liquid laundry detergent in less than ten minutes. It's easier and faster than a trip to the grocery store, and it works great!

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday #5: Homemade Laundry Detergent

So for a few years now, I've been making my own laundry detergent. Yes, MAKING it. In my attempt to get rid of harsh chemicals and all...

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Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent with Scent Crystals

Tweet So I bought some Zote Laundry Soap a couple weeks ago and have been waiting to make some powdered detergent till my Whipped Detergent was gone. I used the Fels-Naptha Soap in my Liquid & Whipped Laundry Detergents, and that does smell good, and works really well too, but after the clothes are washed and dried they don't have a scent. I like a good smelling shirt. :) That's why I made the Dryer Sheets , but I wanted to try the scent crystals in the Powdered Detergent. I used the Blue Bottle which is "Fresh Spring Waters" I would like to try the Lavender Blossom but my hubby needs to smell that one first to see if its okay by him! Wouldn't that be so pretty though? Pink, Purple, & White!!! Even the Purex Crystals for Baby smells good... Here is what you need: 2 Bars of Zote, or Fels-Naptha (You can use any bar soap you like, I've seen some recipes with Dove, Ivory etc. (but I wouldn't use any that had oils in them, just my opinion) 2 Cups of Borax 2 Cups of Super Washing Soda 1 1/2 Cups of Purex Scent Crystals (you can use more or less to your liking) Updated 6/29/13 (see Edit below) I used my Gain Scent Crystals...I used the whole bottle. :) 1 Cup of Baking Soda (optional) (I didn't add this in, but have seen it added to other recipes) I cut my Zote with a knife (its kinda soft-ish) into small cubes and put it into my little food processor along with some of the borax or washing soda so it wouldn't stick to the blades so much. I just did a little at a time so as not to burn up the motor. I also put the scent crystals in the processor too, it kinda chopped those up as well. If you don't have a food processor you can put your bars of soap in the freezer and use a small grater. Freezing the soap makes the grating a little easier and makes it into smaller flakes. You only need 1 or 2 Tablespoons Per load! If its a really dirty load, you probably want to use 2. This detergent dissolves in cold water just fine. Its safe in HE machines, as this doesnt suds up at all, so don't add more thinking you'll get suds ;) Edit 6-29-2013 I made a new batch with the Gain Scent Crystals ♥♥ Love the smell!! I missed my Gain.... Homemade Laundry Detergent with Gain Scent Crystals Homemade Laundry Detergent with Gain Scent Crystals Homemade Laundry Detergent with Gain Scent Crystals Happy Laundry Day! I just know you love doing Laundry! ツ

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The Best Homemade Laundry Detergent to Save Money

This best homemade laundry detergent recipe is super simple to make and saves us a lot of money per year. You’ll only spend less than $20 to make enough to use for the entire year!

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The BEST Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe | Laundry Soap Without Borax {Easy DIY}

Super easy and inexpensive homemade laundry detergent. Make all natural DIY laundry detergent that is super effective and gets your clothes clean.

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13 Ways To Reuse Laundry Detergent Bottle - Reuse Grow Enjoy

After you have finished a detergent bottle what do you do with it? You can recycle, but I am going to show you 13 ways to reuse a laundry detergent bottle.

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Super Laundry Sauce for Dummies | No Fail Laundry Detergent Recipe

Are you a bit domestically challenged? Try our Super Laundry Sauce for Dummies! This 7 minute, no-cook laundry detergent recipe makes enough Heavy Duty Laundry Detergent to wash 128 Loads of laundry, but it takes up very little room and less than $2.00 to make.

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Easiest DIY Laundry Detergent (only 4 ingredients)

Homemade laundry detergent that is cost-effective, environmentally friendly, safe for cloth diapering, borax-free, and doesn't require any soap grating!

4 ingredients

Baking & Spices
  • 2 cups Baking soda
  • 2 cups Sea salt
Other
  • 1 cup Baby oxi-clean
  • 2 cups Washing soda
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5 Affordable Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes

5 affordable and easy-to-make homemade laundry detergent recipes perfect for the frugal homemaker. Save money on laundry with this simple hack. These homemade laundry detergents are extremely simple to make and cost next to nothing!

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I Made Laundry Detergent! (Again): Easy Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Back in 2010, I made laundry detergent for the first time. I felt so self-sufficient and pioneery. I was amazed that it worked! Then I stopped using it. This was due to one factor: I was pregnant. I had made a big batch of detergent using Dr. Bronner's lavender soap and it worked fine. However, as my pregnancy progressed, the smell of lavender made my stomach turn like crazy (probably from grating all that lavender soap during my first trimester). Every time I pulled the container of laundry powder off the shelf and took off the lid, I felt like throwing up. But I couldn't put it in the trash and start with a different scent -- no way was I going to waste a bar of that soap! So, yeah, it didn't get used for the rest of my pregnancy and once the baby was here, I still didn't use it. I was already getting the detergent at the store for the cloth diapers (I'd read mixed things about using homemade detergents on cloth diapers and didn't want to deal with that). Plus, I was so exhausted and overwhelmed that I just took a break from making detergent. I needed less on my list of things to do. Months later, even though I was taking on some of the things I done regularly before Baby #2 (as well as some new projects), I still just kept on buying the stuff at the store. My baby will be two this month and we just finished up the last of the store-bought detergent. I've decided, though, to go back to the homemade detergent. I had my washing soda and borax ready to go, as well as a newly purchased bar of Fels-Naptha. But before I unwrapped the soap and pulled out my grater, I decided to look at some of the liquid detergent recipes on Pinterest. Most of them included grating and cooking and five-gallon buckets. Just as I was going to pass on the liquid stuff and stick to the good ol' powder recipe, I saw something different and waaaay easier. It was a recipe from P. Allen Smith (I love that guy!). His version of liquid detergent couldn't be simpler to make. Seriously -- it takes less than five minutes from start to finish! It also costs much less than store-bought liquid detergent. You can find the video I watched here or you can follow these step-by-step instructions (plus, you'll also find some before-and-after pics like those ones on detergent commercials!): To make this detergent, you'll need: 3 Tbsp. borax 3 Tbsp. washing soda (NOT baking soda. I used to only be able to find washing soda at Ace Hardware but now that homemade detergent has gotten a little more common, I can find it at Walmart in the laundry aisle.) 2 Tbsp. Dawn dish soap (the blue original kind) water an empty gallon-size milk jug Pour the borax and washing soda into the empty milk jug. Add the blue dish soap to the milk jug. {Note: I'm all for using natural cleansers and eco-friendly soaps; it's something I've mentioned a bunch on this blog. I totally get that Dawn dish soap is made from ingredients that aren't exactly "natural" (though it is biodegradable and there are no phosphates in it. Plus, the original blue kind doesn't have triclosan in it, either). I don't use this soap on my dishes, where traces of it could actually be ingested, for that reason. That said, I don't feel too worried about washing my family's clothes with this detergent -- it's a couple tablespoons of Dawn that's been diluted in almost a gallon of water, which will be diluted even further in when you use it in the washing machine.} Add four cups of lukewarm water to the milk jug. Put the lid on the jug and shake, shake, shake! Next, fill it up with water from the tap, leaving just a few inches at the top unfilled. Don't worry about all the bubbles coming out as you fill it. Put the cap on and give the mixture a shake again. I also just turned it upside to help the detergent mixture mix with the water. Ta-da! Liquid laundry detergent! You could store your detergent in a fancy glass canister or in something with a creative label on it like I've seen on Pinterest or you could go my route: keep it in the milk jug and write on it with a Sharpie. For each load, use anywhere from 1/2 cup to a full cup of detergent (it all depends on load size. I've been using a cup for all my large loads of laundry). A cup of detergent seems like a lot but since it's so thin and watery, you need to use more. Since it's so quick and easy to make, it's not a big deal that you use so much at a time, I think. You might be asking now, "So does it actually work?" I'm pretty sure that is chocolate on my six-year-old's shirt (a souvenir from my in-laws from their trip to South America last year) -- at least I think it is. Anyway, here's what it looked like before. I didn't do any sort of stain removal treatment before throwing it into the wash. It works! The shirt came out of the wash as clean as ever. I also checked on some other clothes that had mud on them (welcome, spring!) and food stains and the detergent worked on them, too. (Sidenote: I haven't used this detergent with cloth diapers yet. Washing cloth diapers is a whole other topic. I've been using a detergent specifically for cloth diapers. I'll let you know what is if it keeps on working as well as it has). All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this new laundry room development. Hooray for homemade detergent -- especially when you can make it in just a few minutes! Note: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have disclosed. {This post is linked up to Homestead Barn Hop.}

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