06 May '12, 7pm

Awesome: How to make your own eco laundry detergent

Awesome: How to make your own eco laundry detergent

WASH UP: The start of DIY liquid laundry detergent, made with Fels Naptha soap. (Photo: moonlightbulb/Flickr) There are a number of reasons to take the plunge and try your hand at homemade laundry detergent. You just finished your bottle of store bought detergent, there’s a fierce snowstorm raging outside, your baby just spit up, and you happen to have a box of borax lying around. A chatty friend is dropping by and you want him or her to spread the word that your green efforts go beyond recycling newspapers and beer bottles. There’s only one 20 dollar bill left in your wallet and you’d rather save it for a rainy day than blow it on laundry detergent. Whatever the reason, making your own batch of laundry detergent is light on the wallet, gentle on clothing, and great for the environment. A typical batch of homemade laundry detergent using the recipes below will cost approxi...

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