I wanted to wait a few weeks before posting this to try it out. Scoutie Girl posted this Eco-Friendly Laundry & Dish Detergent post and I oohed & ahhed over the simplicity & eco benefits. I was pretty skeptical that a DIY detergent would be up to par with what I buy at the store. Oh, how wrong was I?!
I absolutely love this stuff! I’ll cut right to the chase, the high points…
1. I love that it is unscented. I don’t know what it is about smelling all those detergents in the store that say they smell like a rain-forest or whatever, I don’t want to smell like that. If I want to smell I’ll put on perfume or some essential oils.
2. Since we’ve moved into the farm I have become a little more conscious about what we put into our water. We are surrounded by farm land & we drink well water (filtered). When you really think about it, you become a bit more aware of what you are doing to your environment.
3. Grating soap is just darn fun! No… really! It only takes a few minutes to throw this detergent together. The soap is the best part, it curls into little cute curly q’s. Yes, I am that easily amused!
4. The ingredients are CHEAP! I mean that in the nicest way!!! Who doesn’t love to save money? Cause then we can spend it on other pretty things ;)
1 bar of plain soap (no scented, dyed or antibacterial soap!)
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
I use about 2 TBS per load in my HE washer, you may want to adjust your amount.
I hope you try it out & have the same luck I’ve had! Every person is different, maybe you’ll find the perfect scent to add to your soap that makes it completely heavenly for you! Have fun!!!
Do you have any neat household DIY ideas? Share with us in the comments below!!!