Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cheap suds

Frugal Amy gifted her family with a laundry detergent recipe and a sample jar of the product last Christmas, and I have been using and making some since. Easy peasy.

Grate the bar of Fels Naptha:

Add 3 cups of each of these and place in a large container with lid:

Shake, Shake, Shake. It was so easy, I made a double batch while everything was out. It took maybe 15 minutes, start to finish, including clean up.

Finished product, ready for work!

1 bar of Zote or Fels Naptha soap
3 cups Borax
3 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda

Use 2 Tbsp per load

Lasts for months and costs less than $10.

Did I mention that this is easy? And is a good product. Goodbye, Tide! Hello, money in MY pocket, and clean duds.

Let me know if you try this, peaches.

Happy clean Tuesday, y'all!

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

This looks so easy that maybe even a bachelor like me could do it :)

Sandee said...

Looks very easy indeed and certainly a lot cheaper. You rock.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

Barb and the Gs said...

I use Wisk... with oxi-clean if they have it in-stock at the Walmart... which sometimes they don't and it annoys me to no end. I prefer liquid to powders and I like how it smells. A lot of detergents have smells I find really ACK.

So, Wisk works for me.

Have a nice, clean day! big hugs xoxo

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

interesting! i love things like this, back to simple stuff!

smiles, bee

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!
The wind of the crisis!!!
I never made detergent...but I think we could try!!!

Big hugs!

Jean(ie) said...

I use a similar recipe. Love it. I use a fine microplane grater on my soap. Doing while watching TV. I know that's labor intensive, but I get a finer granule.

I love it. No perfumes and the clothes really come out clean! I also keep a backup of the Fels Naptha soap for stubborn stains. Got an old established grease black grease spot outta my favorite jeans :)