Never have I ever made homemade laundry and dishwasher detergent. Yes, I’m going green, old school, and awesome. I woke up on Saturday morning, ready to do some dishes and laundry, and realized I was completely out of both types of detergent. Annoying. So, I decided this was the perfect time to do something new! I did a little Pinterest reaseach (the best kind) and found some recipes. Then I ran out to Target to pick up the needed supplies.
First up, the Dishwasher Detergent.
- Baking Soda
- Kool Aid Sugar Free Lemonade
- Vinegar (to put in the rinse thing where Jet Dry usually goes)
Basically I just threw everything together (minus the vinegar), and mixed it up. It literally took 30 seconds.
Done and Done. Even in a cute little labeled tupperware bowl. I’m so domestic.
Next up, the Laundry Detergent.
- Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
- Ivory soap
First, I grated two bars of Ivory Soap with my trusty broken, rusted grater.
It looked like cheese.
Then I mixed in the Borax and Washing Soda and shook it up for about 3 mins.
The Verdict: It was so easy! And suprisingly, both detergents work really well. I did a load of towels and I swear they feel and smell cleaner than they do with my normal store bought detergent. The major bonus, the ingredients for both cost me less than $20 and I have plenty left to make more “batches” of detergents. Win Win.