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This is neat, how to make your own phosphate free laundry detergent Gowithflo writes -

I wanted to
A. Save money
B. Be ecologically phosphate free

If you learn from my mistakes your results will surpass mine in both respects, I am sure.In addition to my clothes coming out “so fresh and so clean, clean” it was a very satisfying and aesthetic making process!

You will need:

  • Food processor
  • 1 bar laundry soap like Fels Naptha “or” Zote, “or” Ivory – Zote can be found in hispanic grocery stores
  • 1 Box Borax – found in the laundry aisle
  • 1 box Washing Soda or Oxi Clean, or Baking soda – (Washing Soda AKA soda ash AKA sodium carbonate available in some grocery stores made by Arm and Hammer or you may find it art supply stores in the dyeing section)
  • OPTIONAL- essential oil of your choice, I didnt do it but I think tea tree might be nice.

Homemade Laundry Detergent – [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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