4.17.2009

Laundry detergent

Ingredients:
1/2 bar bath soap grated (your favorite brand, fels naptha is great)
1/2 cup arm & hammer super washing soda laundry detergent(a laundry booster)
1/4 cup borax
hot water

Directions:
1 Place grated soap in a pot.
2 Cover with water and simmer over medium heat until all soap is melted, stirring occasionally.
3 Pour into 3 gallon bucket.
4 Add washing soda and borax.
5 Add enough hot water to fill the bucket.
6 Stir (I use a long measuring stick, but any long stick will work).
7 Let sit overnight to gel.
8 Use 1 cup per load.
9 (You can pour this into old detergent containers or leave in the bucket. Please cover with a lid if leaving in the bucket to protect children and pets.)

Findings: My mother-in-law made each of us a batch and we all love it. The best parts are no dyes and no fragrances. This makes it nice for those with sensitive skin, and is gentle enough to use for baby's clothing. Not to mention this is CHEAP. So cheap in fact that it works out to be about a penny a load. You can't beat that.

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