TikTok has blessed the world with creamy lemonade and baked feta pasta, but the video-sharing app also has some quality home tips. The latest popular trend is making your own laundry detergent.
Yes, this might sound tricky, but it’s actually a simple mixture. Plus, according to TikTok, it’s a sure-fire way to save some cash.
Of course, you can go out and purchase detergent off the shelf, but making your own will, ultimately, be more budget-friendly. And if you or someone in your family has any sort of fragrance allergy, this is the perfect solution.
To DIY detergent, you’ll only need three key ingredients: Zote Laundry Flakes, Borax, and washing soda. Of course, you’ll want a large, airtight storage container, too.
Simply mix all three ingredients together until they’re well-combined, place it all in the container, and you’re done!
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If you want to save even more cash, you can replace the laundry flakes with laundry bars, but you’ll have to grate them with a cheese grater, or chop them up, then use a food processor to shred them. It’s a bit of extra work that way, but if you’re budget-conscious, it’s an option.
This is a very basic laundry detergent recipe, but you can customize it—there are even some liquid options. Many other TikTok videos feature additional ingredients, like Oxiclean for stains, scent-booster beads for some fragrance, and plain baking soda for odor removal.
You’ll use between one and three tablespoons of your homemade detergent, depending on how dirty your laundry is. Given the sheer amount of detergent you can make, though, it’ll last a while.
Whether you’re looking to nip your spending in the bud or just love a good DIY project, these TikTok laundry detergent recipes are worth experimenting with—but don’t forget to add this during the rinse cycle.