I have shared with you all how cheap and easy it is to make your own homemade liquid laundry soap. Well, I have found something much better, easier, and takes up less space.
Its a powder laundry soap.
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1 cup oxy-clean
1/2 bar of fels naptha soap
1/3 bar of Irish spring bar of soap (we have a ton that Tim doesn't use anymore so I tried it add a nice smell.
You can either grate the bar of soap by hand or as I recommend, put it in the food processor. Combine all ingredients in a left over can, like hot chocolate or a formula can (of course washing and dried.)
1 to 2 tablespoons per load.
I can't tell you enough how much I love the dry better than the liquid...wow there is a difference.
This is my friend Trudie's recipe, her recipe will last 6 months to a year depending on how many loads of laundry you do.
(1) 4 lb 12 oz box of Borax.
(1) 3 lb 7 oz box of Super Washing Soda.
(1) 4 lb box of Baking Soda (or 4 1lb boxes. I couldn't find the 4 lb box).
3 bars Fels-Naptha Soap.
3-3.5 lbs Oxyclean. I think the small containers are close to 1.75 lbs. I bought the 5 pounder and used 3 lbs out of it.
All items I bought at Walmart.
You have to grate the soap with a cheese grater (I use the grater blade on my food processor) and then I grind it up in my food processor.
Then just mix it together in a 5 gallon bucket. Use 1 to 2 TBS per load. I use 2.