I finally decided it was time to attempt to make my own laundry soap. I have seen many recipes for it and have always been a little leery of making the liquid. So when I saw one that was a powder I decided to try it. I spent $6 on supplies and it should last quite some time.
I started out grating two bars of Fels-Naptha. It was pretty easy and only took about 10 minutes.
Then you add a box of Borax, a box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, 1/2 box baking soda to the 2 bars of grated soap.
Let's take a closer look at the grated soap . . . it's cute and looks like cheese!
I put mine in a large mixing tub and mixed it with a long spoon. Then I put it in this adorable glass container that used to hold candy. You only need 2 tablespoons for a full load and 1 tablespoon for a medium load. This container holds a gallon and I had another few cups that would not fit in the container so it should last a while.
I know that store bought detergents are full of chemicals and fillers that do not do nice things for your clothing of for your washing machines. This version is also completely biodegradable so BONUS. I hope that I like it. I'll keep you posted.
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