In this day and age, we’re all looking to save here and there. One of the easiest ways to save money is on laundry detergent! After perusing Pinterest and asking others, I discovered the basic ingredients needed to make my own at-home detergent. I did not like how the liquid detergent looked and people I spoke to did not think it worked that well.
The ingredients are simple (AND CHEAP!)
4 lb. box Baking Soda (orange box on the left)
4 lb. box Super Washing Soda (yellow box)
4 lb. box of Borax (white box)
3 bars of Fel Naptha soap (small bars on the right – pink & hunter green)
You will need a large container for mixing and a storage container for general use. I’m lucky enough that my mom had THE perfect container to use!
Step 1: Grate the bars of Fel Naptha soap (I used a regular cheese grater and then washed it very well).
Step 2: Add the three boxes of other ingredients. Be wary of some of the power flying up and be sure that no children are around in case of excessive powder dust!
Step 3: Store in a container until you are ready to use. For general washing, approximately 2 tablespoons will be perfect!
My soap ingredients cost approximately $12.00 total. The batch should make about 150 regular loads (if you use two tablespoons each time). This works out to just about 8 cents a load – a definite savings overall!
What ways do you find to save a few cents here & there?