We have always stressed how you can use common household items for laundry purposes and extra stain fighting power! We push for these do it yourself laundry products because not only can they save time, letting you avoid a trip to the store, but they can also save money! Laundry detergent and brand name stain fighters can be very expensive but some of these homemade concoctions can be just as effective! Two of the more common laundry products are detergent and fabric softener, and we will show you how to make these products right in your home and save you money!

Laundry Detergent

Laundry detergent is one of the essential parts of the laundry process because detergent is used in almost every wash. The great thing about laundry detergent is that it is quite simple to make at home and there are tons of methods and ingredients you can use but we have found our favored combination of products, products that can be found at your local grocery store nonetheless! Our do it yourself laundry mix includes one cup of baking soda, one cup of washing soda, and one cup of borax. Simply combine these ingredients in a container and seal it tightly. Then shake well to ensure an even mix of ingredients, and it is as simple as that! You know have your own homemade powdered laundry detergent. If you would like to add fragrance to the detergent, you can add in essential oil droplets at your preferred amount.

Fabric Softener

Fabric softener is another laundry product that can be made at home easily with everyday items that can be found at the store. Fabric softener is a product that is typically more expensive than laundry detergent, but these ingredients can help you save a load of money in the long run! For homemade fabric softener, you can use three cups of hot water, one and a half cups of white vinegar, and one cup of hair conditioner. Combine the hot water and vinegar into a container and mix, then slowly add in the conditioner while stirring gently. Once the mixture is evenly mixed and smooth, then you may add it to a container for storage and there you have your homemade fabric softener!

Laundry detergent and fabric softener are laundry products you know that you will always need because they are products that you always use. Why deal with the constant trips to the store and the hundreds of dollars a year you may spend on brand name laundry products when you can easily make them in the comfort of your own home! If you have any questions or want to know more about do it yourself laundry products, contact Automatic Laundry today!