Monday, July 21, 2008

My Homeade Laundry Detergent Recipe

1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap
1 Cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1 Cup 20 Mule Team Borax Soap
1 Cup Oxi-Clean

I shred up the bar of Fels Naptha Soap with a cheese grater into an old ice cream bucket or gallon container with lid, then add in the remaining ingredients, give it a stir or a shake to mix up all the soaps. I put in 1/4 Cup per load and it lasts me at least a month usually. The box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, Borax Soap and oxi-clean usually last me for several months, as I can never remember the price of each. The Fels Naptha soap I buy at the grocery store it costs me $1.06, Borax soap is usually around $6 a box, washing soda is less than $3 & I believe oxi-clean is around $7-$10 depending on if it is sale or not. As you can see even if you add up all the ingredients to start making it it only costs roughly $20. Compare this to the price of Tide which I was using and having to buy every other week, because I thought it cleaned my clothes better than anything else, this homeade laundry soap gets my clothes just as clean as tide ever did for way less $ and the soaps last me for months.


Heather B said...

I still need to try your new recipe with the Fels Naptha soap, but I still LOVE this! I've been using my home-made laundry detergent since April. It lasts me for months!!!