IndyKids- May_June 2012 Issue- Recipe- Laundry Detergent #1- flickr- Aidan Morgan
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By JUDI CHENG

Many laundry soaps contain chemicals that are harmful to people. Try this natural and inexpensive recipe to make your own laundry soap. Kids should wear a mask or light scarf to protect nose and mouth.

Ingredients:

1 small bucket

1 bar of soap, grated

1 cup Borax*

1 cup washing soda*

*Found in cleaning supply section of your grocery store.

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients well in a bucket and store in a container.

Use 1/8 cup of powder per full load.

http://tipnut.com/10-homemade-laundry-soap-detergent-recipes/

IndyKids- May_June 2012 Issue- Recipe- Laundry Detergent #2- flickr- TMIF
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Why make your own laundry detergent?

  • Less waste: It reduces the amount of plastic containers and caps that end up in the garbage.
  • It saves money.