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Have you seen the prices on laundry detergent lately?  Ridiculous!  If you have never made your own, it is something you should definitely give a try.  Roll up your sleeves, get out the grater, and find a container. It’s time to learn to make your own DIY homemade laundry detergent.

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DIY HomeMade Laundry Detergent

Not only is making your own laundry detergent more economical but I personally prefer it over the highly chemical detergent available in your local store.

Let’s take a look at the money saving aspect of DIY detergent.

My personal preference on store bought detergent is Gain.

I found these prices on Amazon for costs comparison.

Gain Original Powder – 34 oz. – 30 loads – $9.99 – $0.33 per load

Tide Ultra Powder – 143 oz. – 102 loads – $26.72 – $0.26 per load

I can make my own for less than $0.10 per load.

The ingredients are readily available and easy to find.

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1 bar of laundry soap – I use Fels Naptha

1 cup – 20 Mule Team Borax

1 cup – Super Washing Soda

All three ingredients should be in your laundry care aisle.

You can add Oxi-Clean from the Dollar Tree if you choose.

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Start by grating the laundry soap into a container.  A regular cheese grater works fine.  Add the Borax and washing soda.  Stir and you are done.

You can mix in a blender if you want a finer mixture.

Store in an airtight container.

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Start Washing

That’s really all there is to it.  You are ready to use your own DIY detergent.  Add a tablespoon per load.  You may use up to 2 tablespoons for heavily soiled items.

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About Susan

Susan is an Early Childhood educator who is passionate about personal finance. She is slightly addicted to eBay. She is an avid thrift store shopper who hopes to "retire" by 50.

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