Wednesday, December 14, 2011
So....I made laundry detergent.....with a twist!
I decided to give it a try, making laundry detergent. But after a search on Pinterest and the internet in general, no one seem to have a recipe that included an element of fragrance. So, I decided to add the Purell Crystals to my mixture. (See it there in the front?) Now I can't tell you yet if it works as I am hoping, but the label says the fragrance will linger in your clothes for 30 days...and I like that fresh smell in my laundry...so I'm hoping.
I decided on this type of box since I have 5 sons and the idea of a glass jar left me with visions of shattered glass at some point!
Like others, I used a grater to shred the Fels-Naptha.
Next time, a kid will be involved and manage the shredding. (Gotta keep teaching them young 'uns!)
I kept the scoop out of the Oxy cleaner to use as the measurement for the detergent.
Sharpie....low-tech, but I think it will work. (Now if only I can keep the boys from putting in more than is needed. You know if a little is good, then more is better kind of thinking...)
No cooking, but a small amount of mess as detergent "dust" went everywhere. Easy to clean up with a damp cloth. Also, next time I will likely use a mask of some sort too as the intensity of the smell (and breathing in the dust) was more than I was thinking it would be.
So it's Borax, A/H Washing Soap, A/H Baking Soda, 2 small off-brand Oxy cleaner, 3 fels-naptha, and Purell Crystals for fragrance. Place in large container and mix well with hands.