I have seen a lot of homemade laundry detergent around the blogosphere…I bought the stuff to make some a few weeks ago and just got around to making it today.
I made a double dose, so I used two bars of Fels Naptha soap (99 cents) and two cups of each Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda ($2.98) and 20 Mule Team Borax ($3.99). You must use the washing soda and borax, you can’t substitute baking soda for the washing soda.
I grated the bars of soap by hand and then got the bright idea to mix it all in the blender. I added the dry powders and the grated bars of soap and it turned out great!
The powder is fine and easy to scoop. I can’t believe how easy it is and this is supposed to do 80 plus loads of laundry. And the cost for each 80 load batch is about $2.
I have enough of the washing soda and borax for 8 more double batches (if I did the math right). And I have used it and love it! I understand you can also use Ivory bar soap instead of the Fels Naptha.
Definitely a great idea!
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