Homemade Cleaners

I have tried a few more homemade cleaning solutions.  I made some dishwasher powder using the recipe from Simply Designing.  It seems to be working really well, and it is much cheaper than the Seventh Generation soap I normally buy.

Most recently, I mixed up a batch of laundry detergent using the recipe from Saving Naturally.  I purchased a big stock pot and a grater from Goodwill just to use when I’m trying out things like this.  As a side note, I did turn my back after adding the washing soda to measure the Borax, and it quickly boiled over, so I will have to watch that in the future.

So far so good – though we don’t have kids and aren’t really messy, so I can’t attest to how well this works with really dirty cloths.  It maybe separates more than store-bought detergent so I just shake the jug before pouring it in.  I read somewhere that if you add a little store-bought detergent to the homemade it helps keep it from separating.  I haven’t tried that though.  I figure it would still be much cheaper than just using straight store-bought detergent.


One thought on “Homemade Cleaners

  1. Brandi

    I made homemade laundry detergent for a while. I’ve went back to Tide during the remodel, and I just haven’t switched back. It always seemed to work well though.

    You have Mama’s nose and mouth. It really shows up in that picture.


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