Homemade Laundry Detergent


| 7/22/2016 11:24:00 AM


Tags: natural, laundry, baking soda, borax, fels naptha, washing soda, homemade, diy, household, cleaning, Caitlin Ethridge,

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Life is full of mysteries. Why is the sky blue? What do they put in hot dogs? How the heck does a family of three produce so much dirty laundry?!

I just don't understand it. I always thought that once we got past the days of cloth diapers and spit-up, the laundry would be much more manageable. But the basket piled high and shoved in the back of my closet that's been awaiting folding for a week says otherwise.

Don't judge ...

So much laundry means that we blow through some detergent around these parts. Not only is that a hefty chunk of change, that is chemicals on our clothing all day long. Unless you like to run around in your birthday suit ... whatever floats your boat, man. But since I have to leave my house and see people, it's clothes for this ol' gal.

Dustin and I don't have sensitive skin or any skin irritations, but once little man came along I wanted my home and family to be as natural as possible.

josie
12/3/2017 5:08:37 PM

My research has been that Borax is only effective in hot water - something I no longer use to save energy. And, Fels Naptha has some questionable ingredients if you are concerned with gentler ingredients. It also smells awful. I use Kirk's castile soap.


josie
12/3/2017 5:08:36 PM

My experience is that borax is only effective using hot water - something I no longer use to save energy. And, Fels Naptha has some questionable ingredients besides smelling awful. I use Kirk's castile soap. It's much milder. I've never tried the baking soda


saraleh82
7/24/2016 8:39:54 PM

What size of each ingredient did you use? I can't read the numbers on the boxes in the picture.





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