For those days where you forget to go to the store, and for those who are leaning toward a more green way of life, here are 3 easy homemade detergent alternatives you can make on your own.
There are a lot of benefits to making your own detergent alternatives:
- You can control what in it
- Pick your own scent or leave it plain
- Saves money
- Help the environment
- It’s a fun family project
The fast powder
A great and very fast homemade detergent alternative you can make in about 5 min.
What you’re going to need
- 1 bar of soap (you can choose your scent here)
- 3 ¼ cups of borax
- 3 ¼ cups of washing soda
How you do it
Save down the bar of soap and stir together with the rest of the ingredients for 15 min, you can also use a food processor or blender to make a finer powder.
Store in a tightly sealed container and wash away!
- 1 cup Eco Nuts* berries (approx. 2 oz)
- 4 cups Water
- 1/2 cup Vinegar (natural preservative)
Measure and mix in a big pot, let ingredients reach a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Squash the nuts so they mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Cover and leave for half an hour, after that take the cover off and let sit in low heat for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Turn heat off and with a mesh strainer move mix into a glass container to let cool.
Store away your homemade detergent alternative until needed.
- 1 soap bar
- 2 cups washing soda
- 2 cups borax powder
- Essential oils for scent (optional)
Grate the bar of soap and put in a pot, add 1 litre of boiling water to the pot, put it in medium-high heat and let it melt together
Add 3 more liters of water, and mix in the washing soda and borax, after it has dissolved let it rest overnight.
Break any clots you find the next day and add your favorite essential oil to your homemade detergent alternative for a great smell!
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