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Homemade laundry detergent (4)No, I’m not trying to be Martha Stewart… but since I wrote a post about Selestial Soap, a local eco-friendly laundry soap, I received a homemade laundry detergent recipe from an old friend. So, I decided to try it out. The ingredients are pretty simple (I picked all of the supplies up at Tom’s grocery store):

1 C. grated Fels Naptha bar soap (I used a cheese grater, but a food processor would work better.)
1/2 C. Borax
1/2 C. Baking soda


Homemade laundry detergent (5)I made a huge batch and stored it in an airtight glass container with screwtop lid. 1 Tbsp per load (I use 2 Tbsp if my clothes are especially dirty) and no dryer sheets or softener required! The scent is fresh and clean. I have added a drop or two of lavender essential oil to a load for some added aroma. It is lovely! I don’t know if I’ll ever go back.


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