Im always looking for ways to save money and I get excited when a DIY method is the perfect way to go. I recently came across a DIY Laundry Detergent and of course I jumped at the chance to make it. It boasts a large amount of laundry done at a minimal price per load. I made this last night and would suggest wearing a mask or doing it in a well ventilated area because of the dust that rises when you mix it. You will need :
1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax– Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda– Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean– Found in the detergent aisle. (This is optional but I highly recommend adding it)
2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap– Found in the detergent aisle (I used Ivory Aloe and it worked just as well !! Easier to find as well)
1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda– Found in the cooking aisle (You could also get two 2 lb box, we couldn’t find the larger 4lb box when we went)
1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener– Found in the detergent aisle (This is 100% optional because the Ivory Aloe smells so good but it does say Natural on the bottleof Purex)
You can also use your favorite essential oils to make your laundry smell heavenly and to keep it green and natural.
Grate the soap with a cheese grater and mix all the ingredients together. All you need is a 1 to 2 tablespoons per load because of the phenomenal cleaning power !!