Almost every home utility object can be DIY-ed. There are tricks and hacks for getting things done such that you may not need to splurge on new stuff or pay a professional to do it for you as usual. For instance, you can quickly mend torn jeans by yourself without buying a new pair or hire a tailor. Or make your own laundry soap! Yes, you can.
Let’s read Contributor Jes Antonis’s idea about making your own laundry detergent. Are we the only one who thinks this sounds like the perfect rainy day weekend activity? We certainly hope not.
“Yes, you can make your laundry powder. It is all-natural, effective, easy, and affordable to make… and it smells wonderful too.
Take a 76 oz. box of borax, a 55 oz. box of washing soda, 2 lb. box of baking soda, and a 12 oz. bar of soap to be grated (I used Tom’s of Maine Lavender). This measurement makes about 1/3 of a 5-gallon bucket (total cost is about $10), which I mixed mine in.
After mixing, put it to the test on muddy kid’s clothes and grass-stained clothing using only two tablespoons per regular load.
However, this recipe is for cold water washing only as borax can be partially converted to hydrogen peroxide at warm or hot temperatures. “
Protip: Don’t forget to wear protective gloves and appropriate clothing when making your own laundry detergent. This is to keep you safe from harmful chemicals and supplies that may hurt your skin or cause allergic reactions.
Also, ensure you do not use your mixing gallon for any other purpose to avoid poising, for instance, storing water or gas or any other liquid. Do all these, and you will be good to go.
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