Looks like it’s time to make more laundry detergent!
Preparation is a little time-consuming, but making my own laundry detergent saves me a ton of money. The recipe for dry detergent that I use can be found on found on TipNut (#9).
Start with 8 cups grated bar soap. I typically use two bars Fels-Naptha for stain removal and one bar Ivory soap.
12 cups Borax 20 Mule Team, which comes out to be a little more than a one 4 lb box.
8 cups Washing Soda. Make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda. There is a difference, and yes, you need both.
8 cups Baking Soda. Again, make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda.
One hefty size container to mix the ingredients and one hefty spoon to do the mixing. I use a slotted spoon for easier mixing, and I mix and store in the same container. Less mess.
Adding one cup of each ingredient at a time, mix well to combine.
It looks so pretty in the glass container.
1/8th of a cup is all you need to do one load of laundry!
Needless to say, that huge container lasts me a very long time. =)
Happy Laundry Day!!