Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Year supply of laundry detergent for under $13.00 and 5 minutes!!

It takes less than $13.00 and 5 minutes to make a batch of laundry detergent that will last you 12 months (240 loads of laundry).


I find it easier to mix a 6 month supply at a time ... so here is what you will need for a 120 load supply:

4lb box of Borax
3lb 7oz box of washing soda
1 Fals-naptha bar
Cheese grater

Instructions:
In a large bucket with a lid (I use a 3 gallon) pour in washing soda and borax. Grate the Naptha bar into the bucket. Put the lid on tightly and shake to combine.

That’s it … you now have very effective laundry detergent for 6 months and it cost you less than $6.50 to make it!!

Use 2 Tablespoons per load of laundry.

4 comments:

  1. Hi--
    Is this safe for High Efficiency (HE) washers?

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    1. Hi Kristin :)
      Yes - you can use this in HE washers, just use 1Tbls per large load. This recipe will last you twice as long!!

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  2. How much water do you add? Does this clean stains, etc. Sometimes I have to use different products for grease stains etc.

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    1. This is a dry powder recipe Margaret. If I have a stain on something I usually get it wet then rub it with the Fels-Naptha bar. Let it sit for 5 min then throw in the wash with the detergent. I haven't come across anything that doesn't come out with that bar!!

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