Want to save money on laundry detergent? Make your own! I have been making my own laundry detergent for over 6 years. At 10 cents a load I save hundreds of dollars a year!
What you will need:
A box of 20 Mule Team Boarox,
A box of Super Washing Soda (Arm and Hammer),
5 bars of Ivory soap
I have a “Laundry Soap Only Grater”. I went to the Dollar store and they had fancy colors so I got red!
So you open the boxes and pour the Borax and the washing soda into a large container. I use a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. An old cat litter container works great! Then you grate the soap. It goes quickly, soap is much softer than cheese. Then I take two wooden spoons and toss it like a salad.
I have added some scent crystals from time to time just to change things up a bit.
Some things you need to know about this detergent:
This detergent does not suds up, don’t be alarmed if you do not see bubbles in your washing machine.
You only need to use 1-2 tablespoons. A little goes a long way!
If you have an HE washer you may not be able to use this particular recipe. You need to know your washing machine.