Make Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

Edited by Witz Taluban, Robbi, Lynn, Rob

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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.

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  1. 1
    Grate the bar soap (Fels Naptha) into small strips and boil three to four cups of water in a pot.
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  2. 2
    After grating the soap, put it in the pot and stir until the soap has melted away
    Leave the mix to cool for about an hour.
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  3. 3
    Get your pail or bucket, which should have a capacity of at least three gallons of water
    and fill with one gallon of hot water.
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  4. 4
    Mix the solution from the first step into the large bucket of hot water and stir.
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  5. 5
    After a minute or two, you can mix in a cup of washing soda
    Stir for at least three minutes, and then add the borax.
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  6. 6
    You've got yourself a batch of non-toxic laundry detergent. Leave to cool overnight and check it in the morning.
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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

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