Homemade options for cleaning products are always a hand in the wheel. In addition to helping the economy of the home, some products can be made with natural ingredients, which are less damaging to the skin, less polluting and more ecological, in addition to being a good opportunity for extra income.
Homemade detergent is a great example. Unlike ordinary detergents sold in supermarkets, homemade versions release less chemical agents into the water and, consequently, are more beneficial to the environment.
And if the subject is economy, homemade detergent is also only an advantage, especially if you consider that this is one of the most used products for cleaning the house and in everyday life, whether for washing dishes, bathrooms, floors in other environments – including the external ones – and even clothes. If you put it on the tip of the pencil, you’ll notice that you’ve already spent a lot of money on detergent out there.
See now all the advantages that homemade detergent offers:
Skin care: recipes for natural and homemade detergents do not contain substances that are highly aggressive to the skin and may even be anti-allergic;
Practicality: find the ingredients and recipes to make your own homemade detergent, simple and fast. In addition, it can be done by anyone;
Extra income: you can add different fragrances and sell your homemade detergent at a very competitive price;
Economy: when you learn how to make homemade detergent, you will no longer need to search supermarkets for products with dubious quality and abusive prices;
Environment: with more natural products in their formulas, homemade detergents help to prevent the dumping of chemical agents in soil and water.
Some ingredients in homemade detergent recipes make a big difference when washing dishes. The lemon, for example, has acidic agents that help to remove the fat more easily and act to give more shine in pots and pans.
Other options allow the use of cooking oil used in recipes, which further helps in the conservation of the environment, in addition to reusing a material that would be discarded.
In general, there are several recipes and tips on how to make homemade detergent spread over the internet. They are cheaper, faster and easier to make, ensuring a good result when washing your dishes, the bathroom or the floor.
Homemade detergent: see step by step
Below we have separated some very interesting, easy and quick recipes that will make you say goodbye to industrial detergents, check out:
Simple homemade detergent recipe
You will need:
- 2 cups of baking soda;
- Two soap stones (can be coconut without glycerin);
- 2 cups of borax;
- Lemon or lavender essence oil.
Important tip: contrary to what many people think, baking soda is great for cleaning the house, dishes and clothes. It acts with a deodorizing function, neutralizing the pH of fabrics and containers. Bicarbonate is also antibacterial, perfect for washing greens and vegetables, wastebaskets, glasses and even meat boards.
Way of doing
- Start by grating the soap stones until they fill two cups;
- In a medium saucepan, place a liter of water with the two cups of the grated soap stones and bring to a boil over low heat (important to stir lightly);
- In a container, separate the borax and the baking soda, and then add the boiled water with the grated soap;
- Mix the ingredients well in this container, until everything is well dissolved and add another 7.5 liters of water;
- Put the chosen essence oil to flavor the detergent (15ml may be enough);
- Cover the container and set aside until it cools.
Recipe for homemade lemon detergent
For this recipe you will need:
- Juice of 7 strained lemons;
- 1 bar of neutral soap;
- 1 tablespoon of salt;
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda;
- 1 tablespoon of sugar;
- 1 tablespoon of coconut milk;
- 1.5 liter of water.
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once all the items are mixed and fall apart in the liquid, turn it off and let it cool.
Detergent recipe with cooking oil
For this simple and easy to make recipe, you will need:
- 4.5 liters of water;
- 2 tablespoons of sugar;
- 50g of caustic soda;
- 250 ml of used and strained cooking oil;
- 200 ml of alcohol
- Start by dissolving sugar and lye in 100 ml of water, in a separate container;
- Heat the oil and, with it still warm, add the alcohol and mix well;
- Then, add 2 liters of warm water and stir a lot, dissolving the materials;
- Add another 2 liters of water and wait to cool.
Homemade detergent recipe with olive oil
Another fantastic recipe option for you to make your homemade detergent. You will need:
- 600 ml of water;
- 30 ml of vegetable glycerin;
- 1 bar of olive soap (it can also be made by hand).
- Start by grating the oil soap and mix with the water in a saucepan over medium heat;
- Mix well, until all the soap is dissolved;
- Add the vegetable glycerin in the pan to the fire and continue stirring;
- Before the liquid reaches a boil, turn off the heat and wait for it to cool.
Recipe for homemade orange detergent
For this recipe you will need:
- 50 ml of alcohol;
- 3 liters of water;
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda;
- 200 g of coconut bar soap;
- 10 ml of orange essence oil.
- To start, grate the coconut soap well and set aside;
- Heat the water in a saucepan over medium heat and add the grated soap;
- When all the content is already dissolved, turn off the heat and add the bicarbonate, alcohol and orange oil;
- Continue mixing well, until all items are dissolved in the pan;
- Wait to cool, for about 1 hour, and then set aside.
Check out now some video tutorials that will help you make different types of homemade detergent:
How to make homemade detergent
Homemade detergent with just two ingredients
Making homemade detergent is a great option for your pocket, for nature and for the health of your skin, but an important point that needs to be remembered is the way we store and store this type of product.
A practice that became very common with the advent of homemade recipes for cleaning products, was to store the contents in pet soda bottles. This is extremely dangerous, especially for those with children at home.
A much better solution is to reuse used detergent bottles or opt for refill containers. They can be found at home supply stores and are very cheap. There are beautiful and super cool models that will match your kitchen.
But if the entire volume does not fit in the refill container, you can store it in a bottle of common cleaning product or in a jar with a lid. It is important that these bottles and pots are clean before depositing the homemade detergent solution in them. Don’t forget to keep them out of the reach of children and animals.