In my ongoing efforts to rid my home of nasty chemicals I am experimenting with making my own cleaning agents. Laundry detergent is used daily, so I decided to start there. Here’s how to make it. This recipe makes just over 2 gallons.
You will need:
Grate your bar of soap into a very large pot using a cheese grater (this one is the grater I use). This part is kind of fun because it grates so well!
Add Borax and Washing Soda
Bring everything to a boil.
Pour into desired containers. (I now use my husbands old “whey protein” containers because they are huge and I can just dip a measuring cup in to get my detergent). Use 1/2 cup per load. This detergent does not suds up, which is normal. It will thicken as it cools and might even need to be shaken up if it thickens too much.