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Make your own laundry detergent with these 4 simple ingredients.
Prep Time: 10 min(s)
Cook Time: 0 min(s)
Recipe Type: Public
Soap flakes can be made by grating your favorite pure vegetable soap with a cheese grater. Borax should not be ingested.
Posted By: healthforapurpose
Posted On: Mar 10, 2014
Number of Servings:
- 1 cups - soap flakes
- 1/2 cups - washing soda found in laundry aisle
- 1/2 cups - Borax
- 6 drops - Eucalyptus, Lemon, or Purify essential oil
Mix ingredients together and store in a glass container (labeled clearly). Use 1 tablespoon per load (2 for heavily soiled laundry); wash in warm or cold water.
This standard recipe can be adjusted for soft water by using 1 cup soap flakes, 1/4 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup borax. For hard water, use 1 cup soap flakes, 1 cup washing soda, and 1 cup borax.
Essential oils enhance the cleanliness of laundry. They kill tiny dust mites which live in bedding and feed off dead skin cells that we constantly shed.