I have been making my own cleaning supply's for quite a while, and I have been wanting to start making my own laundry detergent as well. I'm currently using a eco friendly detergent but i am a DIY girl and thought I'd make a batch at home and give it a try.
Here is the recipe i used for powder laundry detergent:
1 bar Fels Naptha bar soap (about 4 cups grated)
2 cups 20 Mule Team Borax
2 cups washing soda
Grate the soap and mix it with the borax and washing soda. Then seal in an air tight container.
For light load, use 1 tablespoon.
For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 tablespoons.
The estimated cost per load is about $0.08 which means you'll be saving a ton of money and helping the environment.
I also used 1/2 cup white vinegar in the rinse cycle in place of fabric softener.
Try it out and let me know how you liked it.
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