We ran out of laundry detergent, so I figured I’d give Trent’s formula a shot. Fortunately, I already have all the ingredients, that is, I have borax, which I used mixed with sugar as an ant killer, I have sodium carbonate, specifically “pH Upper”Arm&Hammer Supper Washing Soda (discovered at Ace Hardware after an exhaustive search) from my adventures in electrolysis, I had bar soap, which I—surprise surprise—actually use for its intended purpose, and I have water from indoor plumbing, amazing stuff.

I’m just going to make about 3L (specifically 3/4 of a gallon) of the stuff. I’ll be making it directly in my pressure cooker and then pouring it over into the empty detergent bottle using the top of a cola bottle as a funnel just before I convert it into a planter.

Meanwhile, I’m writing articles for eHow. I got ten articles now, 400+ views and $0.00 in earnings.

Originally posted 2009-08-30 12:16:49.