We decided to make something using products found at home, requiring no extra money to make or unnecessary energy to produce. Using three house hold items, we produced our own eco-friendly laundry detergent.
Reasons this is sustainable:
1. We estimate that on this batch of detergent (about 3 gallons) we spent a total of $3.00 in comparison to going to the store and paying $13.00/gallon for eco-friendly detergent.
2. By making our own laundry detergent from home, we reduce our ecological footprint.
3. All natural.
Things you will need:
- Medium saucepan
- 2 oz. natural or laundry soap
- 3 pints water
- 1/2 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup borax
- 2 gallon bucket
- 1 quart hot water
- Hot water
- Containers to store finished product