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How to make your own washing machine safe detergent?

Want to try to make your own detergent? Let Maydone help. Making your own detergent is a good way to prepare for those days when you just can’t make it to the store to get your usual detergent, or when you just want more control over what you use for washing your clothes. 

Remember to always check your manual and see what detergents are compatible with the make and model of the washing machine. All of these options are washing machine safe for most models but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Take care of your washing machine with the best installation and repairs service. 

What are the benefits of making your own laundry detergent? 

  • Control what ingredients go into 
  • Choose or create the scent yourself 
  • Save money on laundry detergent 
  • Adjust ingredients for allergies or special needs 
  • Make it a fun family activity 
  • Make your laundry more eco-friendly 

Powder detergent 

This combination of ingredients creates a powerful detergent for cleaning closes, its also called the fast powder because of how quickly you can mix it and have it ready. 

What do you need to make the fast powder detergent?

  • 1 bar of soap, pick your own scent and base ingredient 
  • 3 ¼ cups of borax
  • 3 ¼ cups of washing soda 
  • A mixing container with a good lid 

How do you make your own powder detergent? 

Use a shredder to shave down the bar of sope into smaller parts, put that into the container along with the borax and washing soda, then mix together. You could also use a food processor to blend it into a finer powder. Put the lid on the container and store tightly sealed. 

Homemade liquid laundry

If you prefer to wash your clothes with liquid detergent then you can use this next technique to make your own liquid laundry soap. 

What do you need to make the liquid washing machine detergent?

  • 1 cup Eco Nuts for washing (approx. 56.69 grams)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 a cup of vinegar (natural preservative)
  • A big pot 
  • A mixing container with a good lid 

How do you make your own liquid detergent? 

Measure your mix carefully and pour it all into one big pot, wait until it reaches a boil, and then reduce the heat to a medium-low heat. Squash the eco nuts and mix them with the rest of the components.

Cover your liquid detergent mix and leave it to rest 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 the mix into another container to let cool. Once it has cooled close the container and go wash a load! 

Gel laundry detergent

Last, but not least, the homemade detergent mix option is gel laundry detergent. A great choice for its variety of scents and ease to store. 

What do you need to make the gel washing machine detergent?

  • 1 soap bar 
  • 2 cups of washing soda
  • 2 cups of borax powder
  • Essential oils for scent 
  • A big pot 
  • A container with a lid 

How do you make your own gel laundry detergent? 

Use a shredder or food processor to tear the bar of soap and put the resulting pieces in a pot. Add 1 liter of boiling water to the soap, put it on medium-high heat, and let it all melt together 

You can then add 3 more liters of water, and mix in the washing soda and borax. After it has dissolved let it rest overnight. Break apart any clots you find in the mix the next day, and add your favorite essential oil to your homemade detergent for a unique scent!

Remember that Maydone offers 24/7 washing machine and appliance repairs service and installations for the Greater Toronto Area, and we are one of the best appliances companies in Toronto!

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