2 Bars of Fels-Naptha
1/2 cup Oxy-clean (I often just use the cheaper brand.)
1 cup of powdered Tide or any powdered detergent that is on sale (HM detergent can cause whites to turn gray if you have hard water, which I have, a little bit of Tide solves that problem.)
2 cups of Washing Soda (Not Baking Soda)
2 cups of Borax
Optional: 1 Tbsp of Dawn dish soap
1 bottle of Downy or Purex Scent Booster
A few drops of essential oil
Grate up your two bars of Fels-Naptha with a beat-up old box grater.
This is what it looks like with the Downy Scent Boosters mixed in.
Making homemade laundry soap saves me quite a bit of money. One recipe lasts about 2 months. When I can find the ingredients on sale and purchase it with coupons, it is even less expensive! I like that I am aware of the product and can control the ingredients. I hope that by making up my own, I am exposing my family to fewer harmful chemicals. I do know that this recipe has given our sensitive skin no complaints.
Spending less on home care products allows you to have a little more grocery money, which is always a good thing!