Unfortunately, most commercial brands put lots of toxic chemicals into their detergents. And this can spell bad news for your health.
Luckily, there’s a way to make effective, healthy laundry detergent yourself. It doesn’t contain harmful chemicals or toxins, making it A-ok for everyday life (as well as in SHTF situations).
This DIY Laundry Item Is Way Better For Your Health
Things You’ll Need
1 cup borax
4.5 oz (or 1 bar) of hard, bar soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cheese grater
1 large bowl
An air-tight bag or container
What To Do
Making DIY laundry detergent is a surprisingly easy process that takes very little time.
The first step is to use a cheese grater and grate the bar of soap using the large holes. Use this just like you would to grate a block of cheese. The soap will come off in little, curly shavings. Grate the entire bar of soap, until there’s nothing but shavings left.
Place the shavings in a bowl, and then add the washing soda and borax. Combine the ingredients thoroughly, and then place them into an air-tight storage container. Plastic bags or tupperware are good solutions for this.
Your DIY laundry detergent is now ready to use! Measure it out just as you would with any commercial detergent.
Why You’ll Want To Make This
One of the best things about DIY laundry detergent is that it skips the harmful toxins and chemicals that commercial detergents contain. This helps keep you and your family healthy and truly clean.
However, there’s also a ton of other benefits to making your own detergent. For one, this mixture won’t clog up the pipes like commercial detergent tends to do. This is another reason this stuff is so great if you don’t have a septic tank.
It’s also a godsend if you do have a septic tank. After all, commercial detergents have a nasty tendency to kill off all the good bacteria residing in a septic tank. This is bad news, since septic tanks need this bacteria to be able to do their job.
Plus, this is an incredibly cost-effective option. For instance, this recipe makes enough detergent for 64 loads – at a fraction of the price of commercial detergents. Plus, it’s just as effective at removing grass, blood, wine, chocolate (and every other stain you can think of) as commercial brands are.
Just think of how much money you can save, simply by making the same stuff from home!
When it comes down to it, making your own DIY laundry detergent just makes sense. It’s safe for the environment, safe for your health, and is cheaper than the store-bought stuff. And, whether you’re in am SHTF situation or just in your everyday routine, anyone can reap the benefits this homemade detergent has to offer.