Wednesday, December 9, 2009

DIY Laundry Detergent.

I've wanted to try this for a while, so today's the day. I found several recipes online, some that require cooking on the stove and others that make a dry powder. They all use basically the same ingredients, just in different proportions.

Borax, washing soda, and grated soap.

I used a 4:4:1 ratio.

You use about 1/4 cup per load.

I'll let you know how it turns out. I still have a teeny bit of my regular detergent left, so it'll probably be next week. Also, I'm not using this on H's clothes or diapers until I'm sure it works.


  1. Have you ever tried soap nuts? I have a friend that raves about them.

    - Robin

  2. I use Borax on your Dad's socks. His skin is very sensitive and a lot of products make him itch. It's that diabetic skin, I think. Dr. Mathews is the one who recommended the Borax. I also have used baking soda (You can get a huge bag at Sam's) in the rinse for his clothes.