Homemade laundry detergent - for $3!

This easy DIY recipe will make you enough laundry detergent for 64 loads of laundry! And costs $3. And is done in 5 minutes.

Yes. That's insane. Insanely awesome.

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Ingredients:
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 bar of soap

(yes, a whole box of borax and washing soda costs more. but you only need one cup of each! split it with 4 friends.)

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Ok, ready? Gather your  ingredients and tools. (you'll need a grater, bowl, stirring spoon, and one cup measure-er)

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Get ready for the super hard 4 steps: 1. Grate bar of soap into a bowl

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2. Pour in one cup of borax

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3. Pour in one cup of washing soda

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4. Mix for a couple of minutes until all the grated soap breaks up and the mixture looks like regular dry laundry detergent

Steps altogether for homemade laundry detergent:
1. Grate bar of soap into a bowl

2. Pour in one cup of borax

3. Pour in one cup of washing soda

4. Mix for a couple of minutes until all the grated soap breaks up and the mixture looks like regular dry laundry detergent

And that's it. It's so easy. Now I feel kinda dumb that I have been buying expensive laundry detergent this long! Oh well. Start saving money now!

I keep mine in an IKEA tupperware. I use one tablespoon per load, maybe 1.5 for huge or extra dirty ones.

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And instead of buying fabric softener? Use vinegar. So cheap and it acts as a fabric softener AND a static cling reducer! What! Why am I just now learning all of this....

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OR you could keep it in a cute bowl like this! Not as practical though :)