Sunday, January 22, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergent For Pets With Sensitive Skin

Some of us have pets who are sensitive to things in the enviornment. If you have a pet with skin sensitivities or severe allergies making your own laundry detergent for washing their blankets and bedding may be worth trying. Not only is it easy , but it only requires a few ingredients and can save you a lot of money with each load averaging out to pennies per day. Who knows, you make even like it so much you ditch your current laundry detergent and use if for the whole family!

1 bar of pure soap (Zote, Kirk's Castile, Fels Naptha, Dr. Bronner's bar)
1 cup of Super Washing Soda (not baking soda)
1 cup of Borax

What you will need is a large bowl and a grater. First grate the bar soap into the bowl. Next, add the rest of the ingredients in and mix. It's done! This is even easier then driving to the store to buy detergentt. Sure, there's a bit of grating work involved but consider it a nice little arm workout.

Normal loads require 1 TBS, for larger loads use 2 TBS

Have a High Efficiency (HE) front loader?: HE machines require "special soap" because they use less water and therefore require a low sud detergent. The good news here is homemade laundry soap is very low suds so it is safe to use in HE machines.