Want to make your own detergent but don’t have the time?
This is the recipe for you!
I have attempted making my own laundry detergent before. That stuff is expensive! Who wouldn’t want to save a buck or two by making their own? It was time consuming… and it worked well at first, but then it congealed into the consistence of a jello like substance and was disgusting..
So, being a teacher, I have summers off meaning extra time to search Pinterest for laundry detergent recipes! I decided to try a powder this time and found this AWESOME one by Jen at Blissful55! Her recipe made me enough to last years… Granted, I only do about two loads of laundry a week.
Here’s her blog, check it out for more great information! Blissful55 Blog
I used a 5 gallon bucket to mix all my ingredients. I started layering as Jen suggested but then got tired of it and dumped it all in… I also tried the microwave method with the Zote and it didn’t quite work out for me. It could have been my microwave, but it just made a huge mess…
Then, I remembered I own a food processor!! Life is much easier with a food processor. I love mine. You know your an adult when a food processor is on your Christmas list..
The materials were all pretty inexpensive to buy and I really felt like it cleaned my clothes! I was also able to reuse both the Purex and the Oxyclean containers to reduce my waste. I still had TONS extra after filling both those containers so I left it in my 5 gallon bucket with a lid for later.