I've been making my own dishwashing and laundry soap for a couple of years now.
A friend needed the recipe the other day and I realized I should share it on the blog.
Plus, it gives me a chance to practice product photography.
Product photography certainly isn't the most fun or exciting, but I've been playing around with it because you can really learn a lot about the light and I've been studying "subject centric lighting."
Plus, all the products are very cooperative and hold the poses really well. : )
So, to get started you only need these four ingredients...all of which can be found at Wal-Mart.
1)Borax (of coarse)
Here's the recipe:
2 C. Borax
2 C. Washing Soda
2 C. Lemi Shine
1 C. Kosher Salt
Mix all ingredients into a bowl...
And put them in containers of your choice...
Use 1 Tablespoon per load and use white vinegar as a rinsing agent.
I use these containers from Penzeys (2 cup size)
I have 3 of them.
I half the recipe above and it's enough to fill 2 containers.
That way, when I have two empty containers, it gives me plenty of time to make up the recipe (not that it takes too much time, but anyway) and I use the third container to ensure I never run out of soap.
So, go make some...
Your budget will thank you!