With it being a snow day, I thought I would do some projects! First thing I did was make laundry detergent. I have been wanting to try my own for a little while now. I have had the ingredients for a few weeks but haven’t taken the time until today.
After doing some research I decided to use a natural soap. Lucky for me a family friend makes goat’s milk products. I asked her which soap product she would suggest for detergent. She actually said she was planning to make a product for laundry, but since she didn’t have it ready yet she told me what she uses for her family’s laundry. Here was her suggestion:
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 bar of oatmeal and honey goats milk soap
Shred the soap add the borax and washing soda and you’re done! So easy! 1 to 2 tablespoons per load depending on size. I originally wanted to keep it in a cute jar, but because I have to walk to the laundry room in my apartment complex I figured a glass container would be a bad idea. Good thing plastic was made!
Because I have never used homemade detergent, I asked what to do for fabric softener. Her suggestion was vinegar. It will rinse clean and won’t leave residue, about a half cup will do (depending on size). She also has felted dryer balls to use instead of dryer sheets. If you want to make your own detergent with goat’s milk soap or would like to try out the dryer balls, she has an Etsy shop. I can’t wait for laundry day to try my new detergent!
Well my snow day has been productive thus far. I am also crocheting today and of course… doing homework. So thankful for this day off!
Mackenzie is a member of the GE Creative Team and is the youngest of the trio of sisters. As a recent graduate in Family Studies, she uses her degree as the wife of a youth pastor and mentors teen girls. She’s a Nebraska girl living through North Dakota winters mostly by crocheting and sipping chai tea.