After friend recently gifted me with a jar lovely smelling homemade laundry detergent, I am hooked! As my supply of Linda’s gift runs low, today I set out to make my own. I followed Linda’s lead and used a recipe from StoneGable. (Sidenote- StoneGable is an awesome blog, so much fun stuff!) I was pleasantly surprised at how easy homemade detergent was to make, and better yet how cost effective. For right around $30, I now have several gallons of fresh smelling detergent to store away in the laundry room. With each load, you use just about two-three tablespoons of powder so this is bound to last for a long time! I honestly can say that I will probably not use liquid detergent again, this new stuff does the trick. My clothes smell great, and my colors seem to be staying brighter and whites whiter!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1, 4lb 12 oz box of Borax
1, 4 lb box of Arm And Hammer Baking Soda
1, 3 lb 7 oz box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1, 3lb container Oxy Clean
4 bars Fels Naptha Soap, grated
2 containers Downy Unstoppables
Steps to make:
1. Grate Fels Naptha Bars into large bowl using box grater
2. Mix grated bars and remaining ingredients in a garbage bag or five gallon bucket
3. Pour into airtight containers and store!
When ready to do a load of laundry, use just about
two-three tablespoons of detergent per normal size load
I hope you find that is meets all of your laundry needs, this girl gives at home detergent five stars! 🙂 Happy Saturday!