I Made My Own Laundry Detergent, and So Can You

Published on NewsOK Published: January 11, 2013
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Mix all of the ingredients well in the container. I put the lid on and shook it upside down to ensure that all of the powders mixed.

To do laundry with your homemade laundry detergent, dissolve a heaping quarter-cup of it in hot water in your washer's basin. Then add your laundry. I've been adding an extra couple squirts of castile soap to the wash at this point. You can add bleach to the bleach cup in your washer. If you choose not to use bleach, then during the soak cycle you can add a cup of vinegar to the soak water.

That's it! My laundry has been coming out clean and fresh-smelling. I wasn't sure if my DIY laundry detergent would work, but it does! Added bonus: Since I live with ancient NYC plumbing, this detergent is actually better for my pipes than conventional detergent, which means fewer clogs to deal with, and therefore fewer calls to the plumber. High five!

Chaya Kurtz writes for Networx.com.

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