About a year ago, I started making all of my own cleaners for our house and I have been so happy with the results. First of all, they are SO cheap to make and they clean just as nicely as the store bought ones, but my main reason for making my own is to avoid the chemicals. I truly don’t think that people realize what they are spraying into their house when they are using popular cleaning products.
By stocking up on a couple super cheap and easily found ingredients, you can make nearly anything! I plan to do an in depth post on all my cleaning products later, but today I want to share with you the thriftiest cleaning recipe I have, Laundry Detergent!
Here is the cost breakdown:
1 cup soap flakes (just use a box grater to make fine flakes)
1 cup Borax*
1 cup Washing Soda
-Mix together and store in an airtight container. Use 1 tbsp. per load and one batch lasts us about 2 month. I like to double the recipe so that I only have to shred soap once!
*Borax is not the same as Boric Acid and is only harmful is swallowed in large amounts.