Array
Tips and Guides

This 3-in-1 Detergent Can Do It All

From stain removal to keeping clothes smelling fresh, we’ve found a solution that does it all!

Shares
Photography: PopSugar and @zovalla via Instagram (Main Photo)

Washing clothes isn't as simple as most people think. Aside from being a tedious task, you need a ton of supplies—detergent, bleach, fabric softeners and more—to get your wardrobe pieces looking perfect.

If you're tired of lugging a bucket full of essentials every time you have to do the laundry, today is your lucky day. We've found a laundry bomb that will be the solution to all your woes. Learn how to make this three-in-one (cleaning, stain removal and deodorizing!) wonder with our step-by-step guide below: 

What you need:

  • Small mixing bowl
  • 1 1/2 cups of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
  • 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • 15-20 drops essential oil of your choice
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring spoon


How-to:

  • Combine the baking soda, castile soap, and Epsom salts in a mixing bowl. This will act as the base for your soap and these ingredients do a great job of attacking stains and cleaning fabric.
  • Add the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar while continuously stirring the mixture. Hydrogen peroxide naturally whitens clothes and keeps colors vibrant while the vinegar kills any forming odors.
  • Once everything is mixed together, you should have something that resembles wet sand. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper then use a 1-tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop up the mixture.
  • Finish off by spritzing the soap balls with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar to hold it together. Let it set overnight before using.  

 

RL Tip: To use, throw one ball in the washing machine for small loads and two when washing lots of clothes. This can help you keep clothes clean, smelling fresh, and stain-free! 

PHOTOS and SOURCES: PopSugar Smart Living (All-in-One Laundry Bombs) and Budget101 (Super Laundry Bombs)

More on Realliving.com.ph

4 Smart Laundry Hacks You Didn't Know You Needed

5 New Hacks That Will Cut Your Laundry Time In Half

DIY: Powdered Laundry Detergent

Shares

Latest Stories

A Feng Shui Guide for Every Room in Your House

As we approach the Year of the Dog, it’s time to clear your space and balance out your energies at home

Easy Small Space Tricks From An Interior Designer

Solve your tiny floor area woes with these ideas

Manila's Historic Houses Are Grand and Beautiful

Let's take a trip down memory lane and have a look at the stately mansions from Manila's bygone era of grandeur

10 More Places To Visit in Antipolo This Weekend

Because there's always something new to experience in art, culture, and food at this Northeastern city!

6 Colors You Never Thought You Could Use in Small Spaces

It’s time to give your go-to white and neutrals a break

See The World's Largest Picture Frame in Dubai

Designed by award-winning architect Fernando Donis, it's a marvel like no other

10 Things Millennials Want In Home Design

Condo units? Check. Industrial-hip style? Definitely. But the other items on their home wish list will surprise you!

Your Modern Filipino Home Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Add pizzazz to this well-loved style with these handy ideas inspired by a Tagaytay condo unit

5 Tips To Achieve Monochromatic Decor

Your home can look like a one-hue wonder with these design ideas

How To Work With Adhesive Hooks Without Ruining Your Walls

Get started on your DIY project ASAP with these helpful tips

A Lovely Resort-Like Home in the City

This family home in the South combines a bit of the old and the new, with tropical-inspired elements and a refreshing feel of the outdoors completing the timeless aesthetic

10 Ways To Use Patterned Tiles Without It Looking Too Crazy

Yes, you can mix and match patterned tiles! Plus, we give you important tips on how to install them.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!