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.
- 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.