Ive seen recipes all over the internet for homemade laundry detergent and have wanted to give it a try myself for some time now. Every time I looked for the ingredients I needed, my grocery store only had one or two of them but never all three at once. However, today I finally came across all three so I picked them up as well as a container to store the soap once I make it.
There are a lot of recipes out there, some call for water and others only the dry ingredients. I think the dry will work best for us as far as the space we have as well as the tools needed to make it. I am posting the recipe I found that I like best here but as I try this and make changes if needed, I will post updates as to how it works and how well I like it.
If it works out well it should save us about $25 a month! Sounds good to me :0)
Homemade Laundry Detergent
1/2 cup borax
1/2 cup washing soda
1 cup grated soap flakes (Fels Naptha, Zote, Ivory or similar soap bar- approximately 1/2 of one bar is one cup of flakes).
Stir to combine. Use 2-3 tablespoons per regular load of laundry.