Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dishwasher detergent and Laundry Soap

In our efforts to minimize our impact on the environment and to live healthy and green... we have decided to start making our own cleaning products!  After reading some articles and information about household cleaning products it is clear to me that something is seriously wrong with our way of thinking when we use harsh and poisonous chemicals to "clean" our homes, possessions and even our own bodies.  We are going to be using the simplest formula with no added perfume (ie: chemicals) unless plant derived and organic.

Here is our ingredients for Laundry detergent (costing $0.05 per load):  
  • 1 – 55 ounce box of Washing Soda 
  • 1 – 76 ounce box of Borax
  • 1 – 10 pack of 4.5 ounce bars of Fels-Naptha®
Here is our ingredients for Dishwasher Detergent (costing $0.05 per load):

  • 1 – 55 ounce box of Washing Soda
  • 1 – 76 ounce box of Borax 
  • 1 – 48 ounce box of coarse Kosher Salt 
  • 1 – 5 pound container of food-grade Citric Acid (You can find this online or at your local brewery or specialty beer store.  If you cannot find this you can substitute LemiShine.)  
  • 1 – gallon of White Vinegar (rinse agent: costs $0.06 per FILL)
Recipes from: DIY Natural - Great Link! 

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