March 20, 2009

Homemade Detergents?

While surfing the web for sewing patterns I happened to stumble upon a website for making your own laundry detergent. I'm pretty excited to try it. They claim it works equally as well as Tide and costs 1/50th of the price. Another thing that appeals to me is that is seems more eco-friendly. Also, I'm paranoid about the chemicals they put in shampoos, detergents, soaps, ect. Upon further research I also found a 'recipe' for making your own dish detergent and hand soap. Anyone else want to experiment with making some of these things? I'll be curious to know what you think!

6 comments:

mother_of_pearl said...

I'm so with you on this, Alicia! I'm always trying to find new ways to help our budget and I also don't like all the chemicals cleaning agents bring into our house. I will give the dishwashing detergent and the hand soap a try when we run out of our current stash. I'll let you know how it goes! I'm interested to see how these things work for you.

Raven

chante said...

We made laundry and dish detergent at an enrichment a while ago, but I missed it... so I am so happy you posted this info! I am totally going to try it out. I third the notion of not using so many chemicals... when I clean, I prefer using things like vinegar & baking soda.

Kimmy said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you theres no one else above you? You fill my heart my gladness, take away all my sadness, ease my troubles, thats what you do.
:)

I have to admit, I didn't even read this post. I just wanted to sing you that song.

Morgan and Heidi said...

ALICIA!! IT'S ME HEIDI, Heathers sister remember me?! hahaa. Your daughter is adorable!! I miss you and Ben. Ben is so funny. I've only seen Kimmy once since she's been out here : ( I need to see the Meyers girls!

sarah said...

I am very interested in this too Alicia ... I have one question though ... is there a place you can buy the borax locally? Or in other words is it something you can find easily without having to order it online?

Alicia said...

They have the borax many places. I bought some at Wal-Mart and it was only $2 or $3, but I haven't been able to find the soda ash/sodium carbonate/washing soda yet. They had a huge thing in the pool section of WalMart but it was $30! So, I'm still looking for that one. Let me know if you find it :)