soap for homemade laundry detergent.
22oz washing soda
7.5 oz baking soda
8 oz OxyClean Free
10 drops of Essential Oil of your choice, (Lavender or Tea Tree Oil preferably)
Mix all together in a Jar with a fork and use 1/8 of a cup per load of laundry.
$2-1 box of washing powder(55oz),
$0.39-1 box (sm) baking soda
2 cups of the Oxy Clean Free (big tub for $5, it has 56 oz in it)
So about 80 loads for 3 bucks
It doesn't suds up so you can use it in your front loader or top loader, it gets your whites clean!! Good for cloth diapers too!
1 bar of fels naptha (or ivory) soap finely grated or finely food processed
2 cups of washing soda
2 cups of borax
Use 2TBSP to 1/4 of a cup per large load
You can either leave it like this, or you can make a liquid.
For doing a liquid
Melt the fels naptha in 1 quart of water over low heat. Add the borax and washing soda. Stir until it is free from lumps Either put it into a bucket with a lid or a reclaimed laundry soap bottle. Add enough water to make 1 gallon. Let it sit overnight (it will gel)
Shake gently before use or stir before using
Use 1/8 of a cup to 1/2 of a cup depending on your water hardness.
This DOES have fragrance if you use fels naptha, but not if you use ivory.