Who needs Tide? I’ve been getting a few questions about this lately so I thought it may be a good idea to just write a post about it, and also because I love it! I originally got the idea to do this here. Homemade laundry detergent is pretty fast and super cheap (around 1-2 pennies a load)! Tide is about $0.21 a load (huge savings right?).
Powdered Laundry Detergent
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 bar of soap (I prefer a unscented castile soap)
Grate bar of soap with fine cheese grater. Mix in borax and washing soda. Taada its done! Just add 1-2 tbs of detergent to each load.
Side note: if you want a finer texture you can run through the food processor or blender.
Some people say they have a hard time dissolving it in their washer. Personally I don’t and I only use cold water. Using warm water could help fix this problem.
If you are the liquid kind of guy or gal here’s a recipe for liquid laundry soap
Happy saving money! Be joyful on laundry day 🙂