The only thing I'm missing is a homemade cold-water laundry detergent (I'm working on it just have to find the right ingredients!)
Originally Posted by dames
3tbsp borax
3tbsp washing soda (not baking soda)
2tbsp liquid castile soap (I use Dr. Bronner's tea tree hemp for the antibacterial properties of the tea tree)

Combine in a 1 gallon container and add 4 cups of very very hot water. Swirl until it's all dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, then add cold water to fill the container the rest of the way.

I love this simple homemade recipe. It's no-low suds so it works great in my high efficiency washing machine and does a good job of getting the clothes really clean! It is much more "liquid-y" than traditional detergent so I use about a cup for a large load, but it's so dang cheap and simple to make that I don't mind mixing up another batch every few weeks.

Last edited by curvesncurls; 07-04-2012 at 01:09 PM.