Most of you know that I have been dealing with a lot of new allergies lately. I thought they were all food related but now I am starting to think that some of it might be about fabric content in my clothing or my laundry detergent. I've decided to try another unscented laundry detergent - one that I make myself.
Since I got into making soap I have considered making laundry detergent. It is super simple. You boil some water and melt grated soap in it. Then you add borax and soda ash (washing soda) and stir until it's dissolved. Add some water to top it off and let it sit 24 hours. The mixtures thickens to a near gel and you are ready to go. The only hard part is figuring out which recipe to use. There are HUNDREDS all over the web, here are a few
The Family Homestead recipe is often referenced on other sites
TipNut has 10 recipes, powdered and liquid
The Dugger Family has their recipe - they are the family that has about 50 children
The recipe I am using is basically this one on Bake Space. It took linger to find an appropriate bucket than it took to make the soap. I'm using about half the water so I will only need 1/4 cup of detergent per load. I guess I'll see if it works this weekend!