Monday, November 22, 2010

Homemade Laundry Detergent


I've been wanting to try and make my own laundry detergent.
I have a "recipe" that is supposed to work better than store bought detergent and for a fraction of the cost.


1 Bar Ivory Soap
1 Bar Fels-Naptha Soap
Washing Soda
Baking Soda (if you have hard water)
1. Grate 1 bar of each soap
2. Add 1/2 cup borax (can add 1 cup due to hard water)
3. Add 1/2 cup washing soda--also add 1 cup baking soda if you have hard water
4. Mix thoroughly in a blender
5. Pour into container with lid
6. Use 1 Tablespoon per load

I made 5 batches and it took no time at all.

This ends up costing just a few cents a load.
I'll let you know how it works!

Like most of you, my week is full of Thanksgiving preparations.
D says The traditions which accompany Thanksgiving are the most typical of our nation. An old-fashioned turkey dinner complete with everything including the pumpkin pie, and all the family present, from Grandmother to the tiniest newcomer, should be an annual event in every one's life.

I have a confession to make.
I am 38 years and 11 months old and I have never, not ever, cooked a whole turkey.
So this week, I'm going to buck up and cook a turkey--so tune in Wednesday for that long over-due project.


  1. I've been making my own laundry soap, similar to yours but different. Mine is liquid. I love it. Dirt cheap and it cleans as well as the others.

  2. and i am so excited about that turkey!!! mom was telling me about it and it sounds awesooooome. ps. stripping down all the way to go to the bathroom in footed pajamas is the fun part!