As I have stated many times before, I HATE paying full price for anything. Laundry Detergent is an item that I use a lot of and rarely find a sale/coupons that I can use to get it close to free. Unless you count my "Free Travel Size Tides." I read a GREAT post by Greta over at Friend Family Saving on making your own Laundry Detergent so I decided to give it a try!
Here is the Recipe:
1 bar lightly scented soap (Ivory, Fels Naptha, Zote & Pure&Natural are all commonly used)
1/2 cup washing soda (NOT baking soda)
1/2 cup borax
You have to grate the soap, it took me no time at all! You can also use a food processor which might help it to make it more fine. I don't have a food processor the grater method worked well!
Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container!
All I did was put them in, snap the lid on and shook!
It was a GREAT workout for my arms and I was able to combine all of the quickly and easily.
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda: $2.99 ($.22 per batch)
20 Mule Team Natural Laundry Booster, Borax: $4.29 ($.23 per batch)
Ivory Bar Soap, Simply Ivory: $.50
Total Cost per 32 load Batch: $.95
Total Cost per 1TBSP load: $.03
Compare that to:
Tide 2x Concentrated, Original 64 loads $12.99 ($.20/load)
Be sure to check out Greta's AWESOME Blog
It had become a new favorite!