Homemade Laundry Detergent
I have actually been wanting to make it for quite sometime, but I was over perusing The Beehive Cottage and Maryjane just finished a batch. So I thought that I would finally give it a go. I love her blog. She has so many great ideas and crafts. You should go see.
- 3 bars Fels Naptha Bar Soap - each bar is 5 1/2 oz.
- 4lbs Borax
- 4lbs Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
- 4lbs Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
- Mix and store in an air tight container
- 1/2 cup white vinegar for fabric softener
I use my scoop from my protein shake mix. Just to show you how little it takes... 2 tablespoons per load.
I did 5 loads of laundry yesterday... Jeans, Whites, Colors, and Towels ... I love this stuff! Low sudsing, no phosphates, no dyes and lowcost! I got everything from Fry's (the rest of the world knows them as Kroger's) and for less than $20.00. And really... if I would have been more patient, I could have shopped the ingredients and gotten it all for much less.
My husband has very sensitive skin and a sensitive sniffer. He gave it 2 thumbs up!
I also recommend the white vinegar fabric softener. It really is a wonderful idea. It disinfects your clothes AND it helps prevent soap build up in your machine. It really does work and the smell is clean! You remember that fragrance, right?