Make Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent
Edited by Witz Taluban, Robbi, Lynn, Rob
Laundry detergents are pretty pricey nowadays and can cost you a cumulative amount in the long run. They also contain largely harmful materials which can cause damage to our environment and worse, can also irritate your skin. In this guide, we will be focusing on how to make non-toxic laundry detergent, which will save us a considerable amount of money, help save Mother Earth, avoid skin irritation caused by commercial laundry detergents, and most of all add another gem of wisdom.
- 1Grate the bar soap (Fels Naptha) into small strips and boil three to four cups of water in a pot.
- 2Leave the mix to cool for about an hour.After grating the soap, put it in the pot and stir until the soap has melted away.
- 3and fill with one gallon of hot water.Get your pail or bucket, which should have a capacity of at least three gallons of water.
- 4Mix the solution from the first step into the large bucket of hot water and stir.
- 5Stir for at least three minutes, and then add the borax.After a minute or two, you can mix in a cup of washing soda.
- 6You've got yourself a batch of non-toxic laundry detergent. Leave to cool overnight and check it in the morning.Congrats!
Things You'll Need
- Three gallons of tap water
- One bar soap (Fels Naptha)
- One cup of sodium borate/borax a.k.a. 20 Mule Team Borax
- One cup of washing soda
- Large buckets (preferable size would be capable of over five gallons of water)
- Pan or pot
If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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