Homemade Laundry Detergent...Great Money Saver...
It's that time of year again we are all trying to save money. I thought I would repost one of our biggest money savers..
alot of children creates alot of laundry about 35 loads per week, since we are
on such a tight budget we make our own laundry detergent it costs approx. $3.50
every 2 months for laundry detergent. Below is the receipe.
Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
4 Cups hot tap
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup Washing
½ Cup Borax
- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water.
Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted
soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill
bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full
with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled.
Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640