Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DIY (Do it your self) Liquid washing machine detergent

Hello every body, our DIY product today is very important for clothes and for moms too. I know that detergents are not that expensive, but any money we can save now is a bonus besides you can make a huge amount of a very effective detergent in no time. If you're a mom you'll feel the difference when you really use it and find how effective it is and can remove stains the same like expensive detergents do. you can use any available bar of soap "not a must to be an expensive one".

N.B. If washing soda isn't avalable, you can prepare it. Simply line a baking tray with a baking paper sheet of paper, then put baking soda and flat it with a wooden rod or spoon. Heat it in a preheated 350 F oven for 15 minutes and "VOILA" you have your washing soda or soda ash :) by the way, soda ash is more expensive than baking soda.

Recipe for home made liquid washing machine detergent

You'll need
  • A bar of soap "around 100g by weight, more or less"
  • 1 cup of borax (sodium borate or any boric acid salt)
  • 1/2 a cup of washing soda (sodium carbonate)
  • Water
  • A stainless steel container
  • A plastick bucket with a lid

  1. Grate the soap bar and put into the stainless steel pan with 1 liter of water.
  2. Heat gently till the soap is molten, but avoid boiling, you can use a wooden rod to stir.
  3. Pour into a pucket then add around 8 liter of warm tap water.
  4.  Add washing soda and stirr to disolve.
  5. Add borax and stirr till it disolves too.
  6. Keep stirring for around 5 minutes.
  7. Cover the bucket and leave it night long or around 10 hours.
  8. You can leave it smell less or add 1 tsp of essential oil with your favorite smell.
  9. Stirr again and pour the produced gell into suitable containers.
Shake well before using every time. Use 1/2 a cup for coloured clothes and a full cup for white or clothes with stains. You won't get sud, but that doesn't mean no cleaning. Suds are not the thing that cleans in detergents.

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