Set myself to work and made our detergent

We are committed to reducing our footprint, and in order to do that we have to start thinking about what we can give up or trade for something that is not harmful to the planet. In this case, I'm talking about the fantastic scented detergents that we find in the supermarket, in a huge aisle with vast options.

In our adult life, we always bought detergent on sale. But detergent, and its components, are not good for clothes, for our skin, for the wallet, for the machine and for the planet. So I decided to get down to work and research how to make homemade detergent. After some tests, I found the recipe I like the most: it couldn't be simpler than this, and it's made with our mothers' best friend, the blue and white soap.


. 2L of hot water;

. two hands of previously grated soap;

. 5 drops of essential oil to choose from (optional);

. 1 teaspoon of baking soda (optional);

How to do it?

. Mix it all up.

. Bring to a boil.

. Store in the container of your choice, preferably reused.


While hot the mixture will be liquid due to the temperature, but as it cools it will become more solid. Then add a little more water and shake it to liquefy again.

We haven't bought detergent for 1 year. Do the math.

What I advise to be more practical and faster to make the detergent is to grate the soap and freeze it.

What do you think? Share your ideas!

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