How to Make Your Own Non-Polluting Laundry Soap
We are all about natural in my home. Free from chemicals, dyes, and polluting substances is the way my family lives. I had a hard time, however, forking out the dough to buy the ‘natural’ laundry detergents at the supermarket. Then I discovered I could make my own, and it is very easy. All you need to make your own laundry soap, for pennies on the dollar, are three ingredients:
1 box (Arm & Hammer) Washing Soda
1 box (20 Mule Team) Borax
1 pack of (Ivory) Bar Soap
The names in parenthesis are suggested brand names only, and you can use whatever you find and are comfortable with. The Borax and Washing Soda can be located on the laundry aisle of your local supermarket. To stay truly natural, you may want to use homemade soap as well, so that you are in full control of the ingredients included in your laundry soap.
All you have to do to make your own laundry detergent is grate one bar of soap (about 5 oz) finely. Add one cup each of the Borax and Washing Soda. Mix well and store in an airtight container. You will only need to use one tablespoon of soap in every wash cycle, but you can use up to two for heavily soiled clothes. If you need extra cleaning power, you can use Oxyclean or a similar non-polluting laundry additive.
Do not expect the laundry soap to suds up. The low suds allow it to be used in HE washers (a bonus!) and do not affect the cleaning power. This homemade laundry soap is also septic safe.
With a price radically lower than the ‘natural’ laundry soap sold in stores, you will be saving money and the environment in one easy step. Try it out today and see how easy it is to make your own pollution-free laundry soap!
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This guest post is contributed by Debra Johnson, blogger and editor of nanny housekeeper.
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