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I made some laundry detergent a few weeks ago. It cleaned my clothes well. Although my clothes don’t smell like Tide, that’s fine with me. The cost effectiveness of making your own laundry detergent is worth the time spent making it. (It took me about 30 minutes.) Here’s the recipe I used in case you’re interested in making your own detergent.
* 1/2 cup of Borax: I use 20 Mule Team Borax.
* 1/2 cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda: This isn’t the same as baking soda. Washing soda is sodium bicarbonate or soda ash. Washing Soda helps remove dirt and odors.
* 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha Laundry Soap (You can find this in the laundry aisle of your grocery store)
Making the Detergent
Step One: Grate the soap and put it in a saucepan.
Step Two: Add six cups of water and heat it until it melts.
Step Three: Add washing soda and borax and stir till it dissolves. Then remove saucepan from heat.
Step Four: Fill a large bucket with 4 cups of hot water.
Step Five: Now add your soap mixture and stir.
Step Six: Add 1 gallon plus six cups of hot water and stir.
Step Seven: Let the mixture sit for 24 hours and it will gel.
Step Eight: Use 1/2 per load of laundry.
**This is a low sudsing soap so if you don’t see any suds, that’s okay.**