Someone said to me 'I don't have time to do that. I can hardly keep up with the other demands in life that are more important.'. She's right, there other demands in life that are more important, but think of it this way...if you have time to make a dessert a week for your family or do a craft for yourself or your kids...then you can do THIS! It literally took me 10-15 minutes from start to finish.
First, buy the products. I bought mine of Amazon this time. We have an Amazon Prime membership so I went this route, but I'll likely 'shop around' a little before I need to purchase the ingredients again.
Here's what I bought.
|I went with this soap because a good friend recommended it, but the scent is pretty strong and 'some' family members don't care for it. Next time I will look for something a little different.|
Step 3 decide how you want to store the detergent. I decided on a plastic bin with snap down sides that will fit into the drawer under my washing machine.
Step 4 blend all ingredients together.
1 bar of shaved soap
1 cup of Washing Soda (pictured above)
1 cup of Borax (pictured above)
I opted for the powdered version for the sake of ease, but their are recipes online for liquid detergent if that's what your heart desires. Also, this detergent is safe for HE washers which is what we have. I've just heard that ever so often one should fill the space for bleach with white vinegar to clean out any 'leftovers'. I think I'll do that about once a week or maybe 2 times a week.
Hope this inspires you to try it out.
Happy laundering...for cheaper and more naturally!