I found this recipe on the blog greatoakcircle.com and gave it a try. I put it in a large mason jar with a clothespin tag and gave one to my mom and one to my mother in law for Christmas. They were very impressed that I had made it! I also made some for myself and I have been loving it ever since. The cost is about 21 cents per load and I get about 56 loads. Pretty awesome right?! The ingredients are:
- Baking Soda
- Washing Soda
- Fels-Naptha Bar Soap
I was afraid these ingredients were going to be hard to find and that I’d have to go to some specialty store. But, I ended up finding it all at my grocery store right down the street (after going to other specialty stores and Wal-Mart and not finding it). I always do things the hard way…always. The Fels-Naptha soap bar is just a stain remover. It’s on the laundry product aisle along with Borax and Washing Soda. The Baking Soda should be on the baking aisle.
Materials and Measurements:
- 3 cups Borax
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 2 cups Washing Soda
- 1 Fels-Naptha Soap Bar
- Large Bowl
- Cheese Grater
- Mason Jars or other container (to keep it in)
- Pour borax, baking soda, and washing soda into the large bowl.
- Grate the Fels-Naptha bar with the cheese grater into the bowl.
- Use a large utensil to mix all the ingredients up.
- Either using a funnel or measuring cup, put your laundry detergent into the container.
- Use about 2 Tablespoons per load and enjoy!
*For step by step pictures and/or to double recipe visit http://www.greatoakcircle.com/homemade-laundry-detergent
*According to the blogger, this detergent can be used in HE washers