My reason to make my own products stem mainly from the ever increasing prices as well as the harmful chemicals present in store bought brands. After using store bought chemicals for years, I noticed my eyes would burn and lungs would hurt after cleaning with them. I knew the chemical cleaners were doing more harm than good, and would much rather preserve my health and not pollute our water supply any further.
I have found many of these homemade cleaners and products use similar ingredients, therefore, purchasing them would be a lucrative investment.
1. Laundry Detergent1 bar (or 4.5 ounces) of shaved bar soap (a homemade laundry bar, Dr. Bronner’s, Ivory, ZOTE, or Fels-Naptha) 1 cup of Borax 1 cup of washing soda In a large container, thoroughly stir all ingredients together for 5 minutes and enjoy the results! Use 1 Tbsp per load (or 2-3 Tbsp for large or heavily soiled loads).