Homemade Laundry and Dishwasher Detergents

So I did a lot of stuff this weekend. Mainly painting my dresser. But I can’t get finished pictures of it because the sun has started setting and there is no light. So that will be shared in a later post. Tonight I’ll share something else I accomplished this weekend. I made my own Laundry AND dishwasher detergents. I also did the calculations for how much they cost me. The laundry detergent was about half the cost of a 50oz bottle of liquid tide, but it’s a little over half a gallon of dry detergent. To me that’s a win. And the dish soap cost me about 5 bucks for a half gallon of dry detergent. I’m not sure what I usually pay for dish washing detergent, but that sounds cheap in my book. And the dish soap is super easy.

Laundry Detergent:

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I didn’t add scented crystals to mine. I thought the bar soap smelled like candy and also I didn’t want to buy another ingredient. Also the bar soap took forever to grate. I read in the comments someone said they put theirs in their blender/food processor. But I just got a brand new blender that I haven’t used yet, and didn’t want to risk it in case it didn’t work.

Dish Detergent: 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda (or baking soda will work, as well), 1/2 cup citric acid, and 1/2 cup of kosher salt as a scrubbing agent. Use vinegar as your rinsing agent.

I got the jars from Walmart and made the labels with vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. Looking forward to using my new money-saving soap!

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