I often am asked what's 'in' my recipe, so thought it was time to re-post.
I have tried 3 different variations of recipes over the past year and this is THE ONE I like the best...and it smells good too :)
1 - 4/12 lb box of Borax
1 - 3lb 7oz box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 - 4lb box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
(I actually buy a 13lb bag at Sam's and just measure out 4lbs.)
2 - Fels Naptha bars (you can also use Zote bars, but I prefer Fels Naptha)
1 - 13 oz container of Downy Unstoppables
(In whatever scent you prefer. You can also use any other laundry scent enhancer that you like)
We use 1-2 T. per load (put in the washer BEFORE the clothes) and this batch will last us easily 5-7 months. Which means I make laundry detergent 2x a year and it all costs me less than $16.
p.s. I love the smell of this detergent (thanks to the Downy Unstoppables) and I also use a Bounce bar in our dryer.
The girls and I mixed up a batch Wednesday night.
Here's what we started with:
First, I shredded the Fels Naptha in my mini food processor:
We don't like 'chunks' of soap in the laundry, so after I shred it, then I put it BACK in the food processor and grind it up into a fine consistency:
Then the dumping and stirring begins.
We use a big 5 gallon bucket because it's a big load.
Dump everything together and mix.
You've got to tip the bucket on its side and get all the 'stuff' on the bottom.
Mix is up real good.
Then I transfer into 2 large containers for storage. We have a measuring spoon in one.
Let the washing begin!!
It you give it a try, let me know.
I'd like to know what you think.
Happy Laundry :)