Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent !

Sea Salt foot bath this mornimg while I write, yes! It's a good start to the day!

Anyone stressed due to bills? While I was locked from this account I discovered many ways to to save money. One of those was to make my own laundry detergent.

The most cost effective recipe took me almost 6 months to perfect. I didn't want to pass it on if it wouldn't benefit others. Because if your a mother, or anyone whoa busy you need your precious time.

So I found many recipes online then found people needed to use 3,4,sometimes 5 ingredients!  I had to run to different stores to find all I needed and it didn't amount to much saving using gas. Online, shipping, no I'm a stay at home wife, I make extra cash from a home based business that I have.decided to take my time with, because I just don't want stress. If you need me on Facebook, good prices! Anyway.

So. With out further adieu, the recipe I have found most effective in cost and cleaning:

Oxycleaner: there is a generic at the dollar store called "LAs totally Awesome" .

Zote Bar: This soap bar is meant for handwashing so it has everything you need for clean laundry. It's all natural, hubby even uses it for fishing bait! It cost a whopping .90 here in Maine and makes 3-4 batches of detergent for this recipe.

I used the 2:1:1 ratio everyone keeps talking about but my recipe has 2 ingredients.  I didn't see the need for washing soda since oxygen cleaner and Zote bar both have whiting(color safe) and power cleaning actions.

It's just more for your washer to do. I cloth diaper too, so I need gentle and effective. We all have sensitive skin so the Zote bar is awesome to get your clothes soft and smelling nice! It's got coconut oil, citronella, and tallow! All natural!

Recipe for powdered detergent:

2 cups of grated Zote bar
1 cup of Oxygen Cleaner

That's it! Whew!

Mix ingredients throughly, keep in an an air tight container.

Use a tablespoon for regular loads, 2 tablespoons for large and heavily soiled clothes. With my diapers and clothes I usually get about 30 loads. And the cost for 30 loads is a whopping .85 cents!

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