I began making my own laundry detergent right after Ryan and I got married. We were looking for ways to save money and this was such a blessing because it saves us about $200 a year! I love that you can make one simple lifestyle change and it helps you so much financially. The recipe is simple and has been used for many years. Everyone has their own way of doing it and their special little additives, but mine is pretty simple.
2 Fels Naptha Bars
1 box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 box of Borax
Grate the Fels Naptha Bars very well. Blend all ingredients in a large tub. Use 1 tbs per load.
This mixture lasts us about 3 months. I love it because it doesn’t take me long to blend it and it saves us so much money! It works really well. We have never had any trouble with it. Our clothes are just as clean as they were before, AND bonus points: it’s safe for babies!
Have you ever made your own laundry detergent? Do you add anything different to yours?