Borax and washing soda are definitely not the same. Although they have certain elements in common, they have different chemical compositions. Both substances are found in nature and are processed for commercial distribut... More »

To make a borax-free laundry detergent, mix grated bar soap with washing soda and baking soda. Store the mixture in an air-tight container. More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

Homemade dishwasher detergent without Borax is easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Use Lemi-Shine or citric acid, Super Washing Soda, baking soda and sea salt. You also need a large bowl, mason jars and a spoon. More » Home & Garden Cleaning Cleaning Products

Turn baking soda into washing soda by placing a few tablespoons of baking soda on a metal baking sheet and heating it in an oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for around an hour. After an hour, allow the washing soda to cool... More »

Safe cleaning agents to use at home include washing soda, baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, ordinary soap and borax. Most homemade cleaning agents are safe, as they pose no health hazard to humans, animals and the envir... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Cleaning Products

To make powdered laundry soap at home, use a bar of soap, 1 cup of borax and 1 cup of washing soda. Grate the bar of soap using a box grater or food processor, and mix the ingredients well. This low-sudsing laundry soap ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Cleaning Products

Make homemade powdered dishwasher detergent by mixing natural, nontoxic ingredients such as borax, washing soda, citric acid and kosher salt. Add essential oils if you want fragrance in your cleaner. More »