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Earth Day Thursday- Homemade Laundry Soap
I have seen a few articles about making your own, but I have been to busy (lazy) to give it a shot. My friend Nichole jumped on her free ivory soap coupons last week and took the plunge, so I am here to share her recommendations with you and try it myself this weekend!
Laundry Soap Recipe
(everything is in the laundry aisle)
1 bar of shaved soap (she used Ivory)
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Washing Soda (she used Arm & Hammer)
Mix, mix, mix till you have a fine powder. Nichole used her food processor to get it really fine and mixed. Use 1 TB per load or 2 TB for a heavily soiled load
Nichole loves it. She has been using it for 2 weeks and is thrilled with the results. Her son's rash from every other detergent she has ever used is now gone and her clothes smell super fresh!
If you have an HE machine, never fear, this is low sudsing and is safe for your washer!
I am going to be saving me some big bucks with this new idea!