Monday, April 23, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I've been wanting to make laundry detergent
for quite some time now.
It's one of our goals toward becoming more self-sufficient.


 

A few simple ingredients can be found most anywhere.



The Zote soap was a huge bar, so it was cut in half.



Measure out the Borax and Washing Soda
(1 C of each)


The Zote soap was grated first,
then whizzed in the food processor.
A few drops of essential oils is  an optional addition.



One tablespoon per load should do the trick.
The container was dated,
so that I can see how long this batch lasts.
**Update:  This amount made 1 month's worth,
which is approximately 20-24 loads.**




I'm gettin' to feel like a real homesteader...
with a modern twist.