Laundry is a chore we all have to do once in awhile. But it doesn’t have to drain our budget as it drains our energy.
One Single tablespoon does a whole load of wash!
Here is an amazingly simple Do It Yourself detergent that doesn’t leave any residue on clothing, gets nearly every stain known to man out the first time around and smells clean and fresh- oh and did I mention that it costs about $1.76 for 128 loads of laundry?
Since our teen son started working at a fast food restaurant, this has become our most-loved detergent recipe. His clothing was so saturated with heavy french fry and onion ring grease scent that even washing them in TIDE didn’t take out the horrendous smell. I whipped up a half gallon of this detergent and washed his clothes while he was at school- he thought I’d gotten a new shirt from his boss at work! First time EVER that ALL of the smell finally came out of his clothes, without further à deux – here is my Super Laundry Sauce recipe!
As with ALL household/Soap/Detergent/ Cleaner recipes, please take the time to read through the ENTIRE recipe before starting it. It will save you loads of hassle with a recipe that doesn’t set properly.
~ This makes 1/2 Gallon of concentrate ~
~ Btw, that’s a full 128 loads of laundry!! ~
1 bar Fels Naptha (Yes, the ENTIRE Bar!)
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (NOT BAKING SODA!!)
4 cups of hot water
This has been one of the most popular articles I’ve ever shared on my blog and it’s not even my typical fare here at Our Pantheons Way, but I appreciate passing the word along and letting people know where it came from originally none-the-less. I had no idea that there was such great interest in making home made laundry soap but I can certainly understand the appeal. It’s apparently a great cost cutter and does a fine job too. Here’s another recipe I found for those who prefer a dry detergent for longer shelf life and storability by Matt and Betsy at DIYNatural.