Tip of the Day – Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Posted on July 25, 2008 by Allie


Yesterday, when we talked about switching to powdered laundry detergent, Audrey mentioned that she makes her own.

She was kind enough to share the recipe with us.

Check it out at RecipeZaar.

She also passed along some notes about the recipe.

“This is the recipe I used. I used the whole bar of fels naptha so  I doubled everything else in the recipe. Today I found Zote bar soap in the grocery store – 14 ozs  for .98 so it’s WAY cheaper than the fels. I have grated the whole bar (well better half did it actually) and have it ready to be mixed soon as I finish the little bit of the first batch I have left. This is so easy to mix up and the clothes, line dried of course(!) come out so soft. I have made some lavender bags for the dryer for when I absolutely have to use that.”

Thanks, Audrey!

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  1. SO trying this next. thanks, audrey and allie!

    July 25th, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    Comment by maria
  2. Awesome! I’m going to look for that this weekend at the store. After reading Audrey’s response yesterday I had a mental note to google how to make my own. Thanks!

    July 25th, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Comment by Jill
  3. [...] Audrey writes: Thanks for posting my tip Allie. [...]

    July 30th, 2008 at 2:43 pm
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Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It


According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.

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