Introduction: Homemade Laundry Detergent

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What's that on your shoulder? Oh no, could it be teriyaki sauce spillage from lunch? We all like our clothes looking clean and fresh, and free of eye-catching stains. Usually, our store-bought laundry detergent does a good job of keeping up appearances, but could get pricey fast. Here's a simple 5 minute do-it-yourself at home laundry detergent recipe that doesn't require soap grating! Best of all, it'll cost you pennies per wash load!

Step 1: Supplies

The Dream Team:

1/3 cup Super washing soda
1/3 cup Borax
1/4 cup Dawn dish soap (any flavor works great)

1 container that can hold at least 6 cups of liquid. I used an 8-cup (64 ounce) mason jar.

Step 2: Boil Water

Don't worry, we're not delivering a baby. Just making some laundry detergent...

Heat 6 cups of water until it reaches boiling.

Step 3: Pour It All Together

Pour about 1 cup of the boiling water into your chosen container
Begin pouring the rest of your Dream Team (Super washing soda, Borax, Dawn)

Pour in the remaining amount of water.

Step 4: Shake It Out

Tightly fasten the top unto your container. You'll notice some of the white powders gathering on the bottom. Now shake, shake, shake! 2-3 minutes should be sufficient.

The hot water mixed with the shaking will help dilute all the powders.

You are ready to enjoy an awesome, cost-effective laundry detergent that you made yourself! Talk about gratifying!

For a regular sized laundry load, 1/2 cup of this detergent should be more than enough. Don't let the watery consistency fool you, this detergent is potent!