This week’s Tuesday Tip, use Borax and Arm & Hammer Washing Soda as your all purpose cleanser. At pennies a scoop, Borax and washing soda can be combined to create all kinds of washing detergents.
Tip #18: Make your own cleansers for less!
Making your own cleansers saves money.
- Borax and washing soda can create all kinds of cleansers for half the price of store-bought. My husband has gotten on a “make it yourself” kick lately. He read an article and found a recipe for making laundry detergent for about 11-cents a gallon. Inspired by how much money it saved, he combined Borax, Washing Soda, soap flakes and water, then brought them to a boil and voila! laundry detergent. The same recipe, minus the soap flakes created dish washer detergent, all for just pennies a gallon. Borax and washing soda can also be combined with white vinegar for a surface cleanser. Borax can also be used by itself to clean porcelain tiles.
Creating your own cleanser is environmentally friendly.
- Borax and Washing Soda doesn’t have the chemicals that store-bought cleansers contain making this a much safer household product for your family. Also, since the Borax and Washing Soda come in fairly large boxes, there is little packaging wasted. Mixing these products together in reusable squirt-bottles or reusing old detergent bottles makes reducing and repurposing materials all that more friendly.
Have you tried making your own cleansers? Did you like the way the cleanser worked? Do you find it too time-consuming?