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Feb 08

Super Housewife Doesn’t Live Here

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Using Borax to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent and Save Money

I admire one of my girlfriends so much because she is an awesome person. She can make homemade laundry detergent, baby food; her garden doesn’t die, and she let me borrow her sewing machine for ages! Being the rockstar that she is, Kacy came over the other day and showed me how to use Borax to make homemade laundry detergent! I don’t deserve her. Not even a little bit!

The Ingredients for Using Borax to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

I had no idea the ingredients for homemade laundry detergent were so simple! You already know I loathe doing laundry so, as simple as it might be, homemade laundry detergent isn’t in the cards for me. Don’t strive to be me, set your bar as low as it can go and be better than me! :)

Homemade laundry detergent ingredients:

  • 1 bar of Soap
  • 1/2 cup Borax
  • 1/2 cup Washing Soda
  • Water

How to make homemade laundry detergent Using Borax to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

The pot in that picture is her making Michael homemade finger paints at the same time! 

  1. Use a peeler to break up the bar of soap.
  2. Melt soap in 6 cups water then dissolve the Borax and washing soda into the soapy water.
  3. Add 1 gallon and 6 cups of water to a 5 gallon bucket.
  4. Stir it all up and let it sit for 24 hours before transferring it to containers.

Back to awesome Kacy for a minute. She was at my house shaving the soap and entertaining Michael when all of a sudden… nature was pounding on my back door. Who does that to a house guest? Let alone a house guest who is sharing their cleaning tips? Apparently I do!

I don’t think I will ever be a super housewife, or even a semi good housewife; I don’t have the desire to achieve those kinds of goals. At best I will use Borax as a laundry booster and call it a day of accomplishment. I’m fairly certain I can handle the simple task of using Borax to remove stains and make our water softer.

Borax provided me with a free sample in order to facilitate my review. All opinions and pictures are my own.

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About the author

Mallery

My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

3 comments

  1. Kacy

    You are such a stinker! So what that nature called!!! :) It’s all shits and giggles till someone giggles and shits! I know those feelings all to well…I had to stop and pee at a gas station because I knew I wouldn’t make it to your house! (Don’t worry I hovered and washed with bleach)

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  2. Hillary

    Do you know if it’s ok to use in the he washers?

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    Mallery Reply:

    I looked it up online and multiple sites said it was safe.

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