Here we go!
All you need is...
1. A container/jar to store it. I got mine for $2.99 at Homegoods (T.J. Maxx, Marshalls...) and then used a sharpie paint pen to label it
2. A 1cup measuring cup
3. A 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon
4. Borax (2.98, walmart)
5. Washing soda (2.77, walmart)
6. A regular bar of soap (about 4 oz), any kind!
7. A fine grater
8. A large mixing bowl
See how inexpensive this is? I've made at least 10 batches of this detergent and I STILL have tons of washing soda and borax left. I defy you to show me a store bought detergent this affordable.
As far as the bar of soap goes, I've seen lots of variations. Personally, I like to use the yardley type soap that people give out as gifts at baby/wedding showers. I don't like to use it in the shower, so this is a good alternative. I also like to go the all-natural route and use things like Castile soap, but you can really use anything you have- even a bar of zest or dial!
|1 c. each of soda & borax|
|grate your soap, changing orientations|
|shake it in the jar!|