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How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Make your own homemade laundry detergent with help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

We all know the feeling–the dread of tackling the weekly laundry pile. Between the mountain of laundry and the money spent on laundry detergent, it gets old pretty fast. Save yourself some money and sanity by making your own homemade laundry detergent with this simple recipe from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With just a few ingredients, you can make your own homemade laundry detergent that will last for loads to come.

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
Are you tired of paying for expensive laundry detergent? Make your own with this simple recipe from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent:

1. For the first step, you’ll need three bars of Fels Naptha. Your grandmother’s grandmother was probably using Fels Naptha when she was doing her own laundry by hand. Using a cheese grater, grate three bars of the soap. Once you’re done grating, pour the contents into a bucket that’s been lined with tall garbage bags.

2.¬†Add a box of 20 Mule Team Borax to the bucket. Borax is another product that was probably in your grandmother’s laundry room. It is a great stain fighter and laundry booster. Next, pour in one box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda and two containers of Oxi-Clean Versatile Stain Remover.

3. Mix everything together in the bucket with a wooden spoon until everything is even. Pour your homemade laundry detergent into a 1.5 gallon Anchor Montana Glass Storage Jar and you’re all set. You will only need 1-2 tablespoons of your detergent per load of laundry.

Making your own laundry detergent is a great way to save money and know exactly what’s going into your washing machine. For more easy DIY tips and how-to’s, visit our Around the Home blog.


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