I really hate going to the grocery store and spending $20+ on a large container of soap to clean my clothes. I don’t need or want the flowery smells. I just want my clothes clean.
So last year I bought a cool ebook that had some great “recipes” in it for making your own cleaning products. Here is the recipe for laundry detergent:
1/2 bar Fels Naptha, grated
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
Large Stock pot
5 gallons water
5 gallon bucket
Smaller storage container for near the washer
Lets walk through it.
Stir the mixture well the next day and pour into a smaller container for your laundry area as needed. It looks a lot like egg drop soup when it is done and works great.
Use ½ cup of this detergent per load of clothes, ¾ cup for heavily-soiled loads.