My Detergent Recipe 3.26.13
2 cups of washing soda (different from baking soda)
2 cups of borax
1 1/2 cups of liquid (stir very gradually) or 2 shredded bars of castile soap (I like the lavender scent)
Supplies I use:
tablespoon to stay in bucket
two gallon bucket
~Mix ingredients well. Careful not to clump together, I start with dryer ingredients first and then work with wet. I use 1-2 tablespoons per load! This recipe makes about 180-200 loads!! So have fun saving money and not buying laundry detergent for a while!!!!
Chemical Free cleaning 2.3.13
“But I don’t have time to make my own cleaning products!”
By the time it takes you get in your car (or on your bike or train), find a parking space, buy things you don’t really need, you could have your basic cleaning needs from things you already have at home!
I like to know what is in everything that I use, if I don’t know how to pronounce or if the product contains words like “Danger” or “Poison”, I don’t use it. I have been making my own cleaning products (and laundry detergent) for about two months now, I feel great, not only am I saving a bunch of money, but it feels so good not to have residue on anything…oh yeah and it is sooo green!
Don’t worry if you already have bottles of cleaner, I did not pour everything out to start over, when all the products are gone just reuse the bottle!!
I clean almost everything with three basic ingredients, water, and a little elbow grease.
- baking soda
- lemon juice
For an all-purpose cleaner, use 2 tablespoons of baking soda and water.
To clean glass or windows, use 1 tablespoon of vinegar and water.
For a quick carpet deodorizer, sprinkle baking soda.
To clean tiled floors in the kitchen or bathroom, sprinkle baking soda and sometimes hydrogen peroxide for hard spots.
For harder things to clean, I use borax, washing powder, and castile soap (three ingredients I use for laundry detergent)
I use 1 tsp of borax, 1/2 tsp of washing soda, and soap for a heavy-duty cleaner