Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

3 years ago

I have been wanting to try my own laundry detergent now for years (my dreams are small, guys), but most recipes call for borax, washing soda, and fels naptha. I have never in my life found these items easily. They never seem to carry them when I happen to be looking for them. However, I finally rounded them all up and was able to make my own green cleaning products! I'm so proud. 

homemade liquid laundry detergent recipe

There are recipes out there for both liquid and powdered laundry detergent. I intended to make powdered but... faced challenges... with my food processor. So liquid it is! I actually had a lot of fun doing this and it made a TON of laundry detergent. This would be a great recipe for a family and I'm trying to talk my mom into trying it. 

Due to the cost of my ingredients, my recipes boiled down to costing less than 3 cents a load. Not bad for an hour of work and an overnight sit in the bathtub. For the full recipe, geeky cost breakdown, and the story of how I broke my second food processor, click here.

 

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