Homemade Laundry Powder
|1 bar||soap (i use fels-naptha as it is a solid laundry soap used for years by our grandmothers. another solid laundry soap is zote, however, you can use ivory soap, too)|
|1 c||arm & hammer super washing soda (about $3.99 per box - for a 32 ounce box. i found some at wal-mart for $2.89)|
|1 c||20 mule team borax (76 ounce box also found at wal-mart - about $4.99 a box - this can also be used as a good cleaner for other things)|
|items needed to make:|
|measuring cup, wooden spoon, grater|
|also, have an airtight container to store your detergent in.|
I've been using this laundry powder for quite some time now and I'm very pleased with it. It gets your laundry clean, it smells fresh, it's environmentally safe, I'm not paying for commercial advertising and overpriced products and it works, even in the newer type washing machines.
NOTE: I was told yesterday that if you want your ingredients even finer than the grating, that after you grate it, to put it in the blender for a few pulses. It will disolve either way, it's just personal preference.