Laundry detergent for the modern housewife is an ordinary tool, no miracles and fiction. You can buy it at any hardware store. However, before choosing a suitable detergent, you must understand what it is intended for:
- For washing delicate items;
- For wool;
- For silk;
- For hand wash;
- For automatic machines.
But is it possible to save and make washing powder yourself? Of course. Let's figure out how to do this in a domestic environment, using simple tools at hand.
We prepare a detergent for a machine
Why does it come to mind to make this tool yourself? The fact is that powders produced industrially are harmful to health. There are many fragrances, harmful chemical components that cause allergies, skin irritations, provoke asthma, asthma attacks. The self-made product is environmentally friendly and safe. It can be used even for children.
What components to use for the manufacture of this tool, let's look below. So, first of all, you need to take ordinary soap. It could be soap:
To get the most natural, high-quality powder, you can use more expensive olive oil, glycerin soap, Castilian soap.
Before using soap, it needs to be slightly dried. Soap residues that previously had to be collected in a special jar can also be used here. Making powder from remnants is a total savings. Soap can be dried on a central heating battery in the sun. Then you need to grate it on a fine grater. We add baking soda to this mixture, which is not only an excellent detergent, but also disinfects the laundry during the washing process, kills microbes, harmful microorganisms, neutralizes odors, and preserves the whiteness of things.
At the last stage, soda ash is added to the powder, which is very often added to well-publicized industrial detergents. Soda ash also makes the laundry cleaner. And another component in the washing powder is borax, which you can buy at the pharmacy. This tool has a powerful antibacterial effect, antifungal effect.
All components are mixed. For a pleasant smell, you can add a few drops of essential oil to a homemade powder. The powder is ready. Means for washing turned out environmentally friendly and safe for health!