Sunday, February 7, 2010

Laundry Recipe

I have had a couple of requests for the recipe I use for laundry detergent. I can't take credit for this one, a friend of mine turned me on to it. It is very similar to another recipe I have seen on the net but you have to mix with boiling water to make a gel. This one just stays a powder. I use to plastic containers that sit on my dryer. In one container I mix half of borax and half of baking soda ( the recipe actually calls for washing soda but in our small area I have had trouble finding it, the baking soda seems to work just as well). In the second container I use shredded ivory soap. I keep a tablespoons in one of the containers to transport to the machine. I usually use 3-4 tablespoons of the powder mixture and 3-4 of the ivory soap. So far I really can tell no difference other than the overpowering fragrance that you get from Gain. Soon I am going to start experimenting with how little of amounts of each to still get the same results.

2 comments:

The Stone Age Techie said...

Thanks!
I wonder if it would work in a front-loading machine, which is what we have?
I'll report back if I am successful -
:-)
Karen

The Zoo Keeper said...

I'm going to look into the dish washing detergent next!