Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I hate laundry... but I love saving money!

I guess I can't get around the hatred of laundry....  (it's really the folding & putting away that I despise most), but I can learn to like it a bit more when I save money doing it AND do it in a safe *green* way.  Not to mention how easy this is... making my own laundry detergent took about 15 minutes!!!  And according to other bloggers, I will have enough for about 32 loads of laundry.

What you need:
1 bar Fels Naptha Laundry soap (any bar of laundry soap can be used)
1 Cup Mule Team Borax
1 Cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

That's it!!!  Now, you just grate the entire bar of soap, then add the cups of borax and washing soda.  Mix it all together and you're done!  You only need to use ONE TBSP per load!  And no, this will not make suds; suds do not = clean!  All of the ingredients are easily found at the local Walmart!

The recipe came from Mommy's Kitchen.  She also has a recipe for a larger batch!  The cost per load is calculated to be approx 7 cents per load!  Can't beat that for safe, chemical-free laundry soap!

Looking for a liquid laundry soap?  I have links to several on my Pinterest board - Naturally.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this recipe, but wondered if it worked! How are the results?