Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap

While visiting my parents, I noticed my Mom wasn't using her normal Tide to do laundry. I asked about the new concoction and decided to give it a try. It was a recipe she got from my sister and all three of us have been impressed by how well it works and how inexpensive it is compared to normal detergent.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 bar of Fels-Naptha 
  • 2 cups Borax 
  • 2 cups Super Washing Soda

Shred your bar of Fels-Naptha. My daughter wanted some "cheese" and I had to convince her that she wouldn't like the taste.

Combine the three ingredients. Make sure to mix very well.

Put it in a container and you are done.

Pretty simple, right? It doesn't sud up like normal washing detergent but I felt it cleaned just as well and it only takes one tablespoon per a load. I'm always an over user when it comes to detergent though, so I use two tablespoons and with whites throw in some bleach.

1 comment:

  1. Seriously, this is one of the best ideas they ever came up with!! I tried the liquid version last fall, but I didn't care for how gloppy it got. (Although that batch did last me 6 months!!) So, last week I made a batch from the dry recipe and I am just thrilled to bits!! So easy, it works good, nobody with the sensitive skin is breaking-out, plus it's so doggone in- expensive!! Love, love, love it!!


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