Friday, January 6, 2012

in the wash

I have seen posts about making your own laundry detergent and how it is better for you, better for the environmentand the biggest reason, cheaper than buying it already made. Then my friend, Angie made some and likes it so I decided it was high time I made my own as well.

It's super easy and I found all of my ingredients at Wal-Mart. The most expensive item was the glass container, but come on, it needs to look cute, right?

Here's what I used:
1bar of Soap
1cup of Borax
1cup of Washing Soda
1/2 cup of Oxy Clean (walmart brand)

First you use your grater and grate up the soap so that it looks like shredded cheddar.

Then you get a cute assistant to help you measure, dump and stir all of the ingredients EXCEPT the Oxy Clean in a big bowl.

Once they are stirred pretty good, I put it in the blender to make the soap even smaller so that it will dissolve easier in cold water washes.

Once it was all a fine powder, I mixed in the Oxy Clean!

That's it!

I have the washer going now! I'll let you know how it goes!!

1 comment:

Angie said...

I can't believe you added me to this post! I mean, you made my name BLUE and everything! I should really figure out how to do that...

So, how do you like the laundry soap? I didn't add Oxi clean (is that how you spell it or is it one word, don't remember)... I think that's a great idea!

Can't wait to have you over :) What day is good? The only thing I have this week (other than picking up odds and ends at the old place) is bible study on Thursday morning. Let me know!