I am officially in the ranks of the Pinterest-obsessed. I pin and pin and pin, but wasn't actually doing much with it. So here comes 30 Days of Pinterest, where I will attempt to cook/make/do something from it each day.
Today is homemade laundry detergent. There are recipes out there for a liquid version but it is a bit more complicated, so I decided to try the powder first.
I got all the ingredients at Walmart. You need 1 bar of soap (not perfumed or moisturizing) like Fels-Naptha or plain Ivory, 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of Washing (NOT baking) soda. All 3 were together in the laundry isle at my Walmart.
Step 1: grate the soap. I used a cheese crater then put it in the food processor to get it as fine as possible.
Step 2: add the Borax and Soda, mix
Step 3: There is no step 3.
Use 2 Tbs per full load. This should be fine for both front and top loaders and both conventional and HE washers.