Monday, July 1, 2013

Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent!

Homemade Laundry Sauce!

Not only is this laundry "sauce" fun to make (and play with), but it is also a frugal, quality laundry detergent using 3 main ingredients: Borax, Washing Soda, & Fels Naptha. A friend of mine shared the recipe with me, found at the blog, Budget 101. I basically followed her same directions, except for a few modifications. Thanks to a tip from the lady at Ace Hardware, I heated the Fels Naptha bar in the microwave for 30 seconds before grating it, which made it a lot easier to grate. And my blender did not fit the lid of my mason jar like Budget101's, so I simply scooped the detergent into the blender and then blended.

1 C Washing Soda, 1 C Borax, 1 Bar Fels Naptha (not pictured)... Easy peasy. Excuse the messy counter tops, that's how I roll.

Fels Naptha, grated.

Mixed the Borax and Washing Soda.
Melted the Fels Naptha in 4 cups of water, stirring for 10 minutes.

Added the Borax/Soda mixture to Fels Naptha liquid and stirred 3 minutes until dissolved, then poured evenly into two 1-quart mason jars.

Added water, leaving 1 1/2 inch headspace at top, then put the lids on and let the jars sit UPSIDE DOWN for 4 hours (this is important, but I'm not sure why).

Looking a little shady after 4 hours....

Scooped the mixture out of my jars, one at a time, and blended it for a minute.

Look at the awesome paste it forms, so cool.

Voila! 2 jars full of laundry sauce... use 1 tablespoon per load of laundry! This lasts for about 128 loads.

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