Hi friends! Earlier this year, the gals at hi, friend and I vowed to bring you practical and useful DIY’s in 2013. You know, stuff you can actually put to work in your home. And guess what was on the top of our list? Laundry detergent! Although this DIY is floating around the blogosphere, we’ve put our unique stamp on it and created downloadable tags that perfectly complement this craft. I’m planning to use my batch of DIY laundry soap for house warming + birthday gifts. And in my own laundry room too!
2 lbs, 6 oz. Borax
2 lbs Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda
1.5 lbs Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 jar OxyClean
1 Fels-Naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Bar Soap
1 bottle Purex Crystals (28 oz) (this is what will make it smell good)
1. Gather the above ingredients.
2. Grate the bar of soap. You can use a hand-grater or a food processor…it grates just like cheese. Promise!
3. Dump all of the ingredients together and mix. Do in small batches if you’d like – this is a lot of detergent! Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load of laundry. We have a feeling we’ll be working our way through this batch for years.
The beauty of DIY laundry soap is that it lasts forever. So grab your ingredients, print off a few labels, make up a batch…and you’ll have gifts for an entire year!