Saturday, March 12, 2011

Glig Laundry Detergent

So cheap it should be illegal. Or Tide should be illegal.
These 3 ingredients can usually be found at Publix and/or Walmart.

  • Buy a 5gal bucket with a lid from Home Depot.
  • Fill with 3gal of hot water (bathtub works for this).
  • Boil 5 cups of water on the stove in a large pot. Add an entire chopped up Fels-naptha soap bar to the pot and stir until dissolved (I just use a knife and slice into small shredded pieces. Ps. This concoction likes to boil over the pot, rapidly. If this happens, dont panic! Just turn the temp down and after everything is finished your stove top is ready to be scrubbed with a nice smelling new cleaner you made, and spilled all over it).
  • Pour into the 5gal bucket once dissolved.
  • Add 1 cup of Borax (powder) and 1/2 cup of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (powder) to the bucket of water. Stir. And let sit over night.
It gels up, and then before using, you get to stick your arms into the bucket and squish the gel between your fingers until the entire bucket is mixed and able to be poured into your favorite Tide container. We use a 1/2 cup per load of wash, or a capful from my Tide bottle. We keep the bucket in the garage with the lid on it and refill our smaller bottle as needed.

You will have leftover Borax and soda for the next several times you make a batch of detergent, making this the cheapest stuff ever. Enjoy saving money  :)

1 comment:

Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

That looks pretty reasonable to make.