About a year ago we started making our own laundry detergent. 1st we used the Duggar’s recipe found here.
At first we liked it, but it never did really gel like others stated it should. It cleaned the clothes and that was all that mattered. But then we realized that our clothes started to have a funky smell to them, so then I adding scented oils but I didn’t really want a fake scent on our clothes. So we ended up couponing and getting laundry soap pretty cheap but I was still concerned with using those chemical on our clothes. I started searching for a different recipe. I kept coming back to powered and wasn’t thrilled because I didn’t want clumps of powder on our clothes.
Anyways after a bit I decided to give the powder stuff a try. And the results are in:
Hubby said “ That smells good, we might have found a keeper!”
Kids said, “It easy to make and easy to use.and it smells good.”
1 batch lasts approx. 9 months and we do about 2 loads a day. Cost is about 10c a load.
So now that I have tested it I will pass it on to you.
1- 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle
1 -4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the detergent isle
1- box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle
2 -bars of Zote Pink Soap, found in the detergent isle
1 – bar of Ivory Soap
2 -small containers of oxyclean or store brand oxyclean
I take a big container (old pretzel barrel) and pour everything into it.
Grate soap with a cheese grater, or use your food processor (this is what I do)
Mix well. I use the scoop out of the Oxyclean
1 scoop for light 2 scoops for heavy soiled