Calling All Readers: Make-It-Yourself Ideas Needed!

I’m working on a fun surprise over here at Simply Frugal Living, and I need your help! If you have a recipe for homemade laundry soap, a household cleaner, toothpaste, baby products, or any other make-it-yourself solution that helps you save money or eliminate dangerous chemicals from your home, I want to hear from you!

I’m particularly interested in make-it-yourself solutions that are easy to make, cost-effective, and practical for everyday use!

Please leave a comment or drop me a note at andria (at) simply frugal living (dot) com.

Thank you!



  1. Heather Ramsey says:

    Laundry soap:
    one bar of soap (I live castille soap or ivory. A lot of people use Fels-Naptha.)
    half to one cup WASHING soda
    half to one cup borax
    half to one oxy clean
    essential oil (optional)

    I like to leave my soap out, unwrapped, for a couple of days to cure before I grate it on a box grater. Then I simply add my other ingredients and blend a little bit at a time in a blender for a nice fine powder. I usually make several batches at a time and use 1T per load or 2T if the load is extra large or heavily soiled. Okay for HE machines as it’s a low-suds soap.

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