I haven’t bought store laundry detergent in 4 years now. (Boy has that saved a lot of money) When blog surfing a few months ago I ran across a new laundry detergent recipe that I hadn’t see anywhere else. It’s a powder kind. It took the blogger 9 months to go through about 2 gallons of detergent that she spent only $20.
Of course I had to try it, it’s cheap and lasts that long? Sign me up!
Here’s what you need:
1-4lb 12oz box of Borax (I use this in the liquid detergent I’ve been making the past few years)
1-4lb box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (if you don’t find this in the laundry aisle you could check the baking aisle)
1 box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (another ingredient I use in the liquid detergent)
3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap, (shredded the bars like you would the bars of soap for the liquid detergent) If you prefer Zote bars use only 2 of those!
1-3lb of Oxy Clean. You don’t have to add Oxy Clean but it’s really worth it for the stains and has a great clean smell!
It’s not in the picture above but I added a bottle of those new laundry detergent crystals I can’t even remember the name of them either. It adds great fragrance!!!!
After you’ve shredded your soap bars:
I put a trash bag into my 5 gallon liquid laundry detergent bucket and started dumping in all the ingredients above. Then I closed the bag, held it tightly and mixed all the powders and soaps.
Can you tell I forgot to put in the fragrance crystals???
I got a big glass jar and added some stickers (and the crystals!).
The best, best, best thing about this detergent is you only need to use 2 Tablespoons PER laundry load, big or small.
At first I didn’t trust it so I started out with 1/4 cup and slowly worked my way down. Trust me, 2 tablespoons is all you need. Everything comes out clean and smell so wonderful. I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to the liquid goo laundry detergent again.
If you want to check out the blog where I got the recipe for this from here’s the link below. She even has an owl icon on the top of her home page so you know it’s a great blog!!