Monday, May 17, 2010

Homemade cleansers

Found a recipe for homemade Laundry Detergent online so I bought the ingredients.
And gave it a try. Dissolve the Fels-Naptha bar in 6 cups hot water on the stove.

It took a while.
Add one cup Borax, and one cup washing soda.
Pour into a five gallon bucket. We also added Lavendar (an essential oil) for scent.
Here is the link to where I got the recipe. On her site she says it makes 4 gallons. I might have done something wrong because I have very little detergent right now.

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I haven't tried the dishwasher soap yet but I probably will tomorrow, since I have all the ingredients. Using these types of products puts me one step closer to being able to have a grey water system.

Dishwasher Soap and Other Homemade Cleaners


  1. Have you tried it yet? How does it work?

  2. let me know how it works.. might actually try it if it works good!

  3. It works fine, but I still think I was supposed to add what I made to water. So I don't use the full 1/3 cup for each load.