This is a proud DIY moment for me -- almost two years ago we made liquid laundry detergent on Good Morning Northwest and to date more than 20,000 people have viewed he segment on YouTube. Today, we relived the moment and made dry laundry detergent.
Why didn’t I make the dry detergent in the first place? It’s a lot quicker and less messy! Though the liquid dissolves faster when doing your laundry, the dry detergent is easier to make in customized quantities.
This is all it takes:
1. Bar of soap broken down with a grater or food processor (about 1 cup)
2. Half cup of Washing Soda (or OxyClean or Baking Soda)
3. Half cup of Borax
You’ll want to break down the bar of soap as much as you can so that your washing machine doesn’t have to. Think about how small the granules of soap are in the store-bought laundry detergent… go for that.
Then you’ll only need about 2 Tablespoons of the mixture per load, depending on the size of your washer and the amount of clothes you stuff in there
Have fun -- visit Instructables for more DIY ideas.
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