1 box of Borax (4lbs 12 oz)
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (55 oz)
3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap
2 small containers of Oxy Clean or store brand Oxy Clean (Approx 3.5lbs) Optional
The first thing I do is grate up my 3 bars of Fels Naptha soap. I bought a cheap grater at Walmart for just a couple bucks because I didn’t want to use my food grater with the soap. It grates up really easily and will look like a big bowl of cheese when your done. If you have a HE washer you may want to use a food processor to make the pieces even finer.
Once the soap was all grated it was time to mix all the ingredients up. I used a large bucket and lined it with a trash bag. I poured the Borax, washing soda, baking soda, and the grated soap into the bucket. Then I muscled up and gave it all a good stir.
You will use 1-2 tablespoons per load. I wash most of my clothes in cold water and this DIY Laundry Detergent works great with it. The chunks of soap dissolve perfectly.
I store the detergent in a very large glass jar that I bought at Walmart. It was only $9.99 and it is large enough to hold all 2 gallons (approx) of laundry detergent.
Of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone and decided that the plain glass jar needed a bit of pizzazz. I used my Cricut and my word collage cartridge to make this vinyl subway art for my jar. It turned out so cute, I just love it!
Add a scoop and your all set to get your laundry clean without using harsh chemicals.
If you have any questions please let me know!!!
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