2 cups Borax, 2 cups Washing Soda and one bar of laundry bar soap (2 brands: zote and fels-naptha). All the supplies for months worth of laundry soap – sure better than $12 for the big orange bottle I’ve loved for so long.
There are two brands of this soap – it’s less than $2/bar – most suggested a food processor. Unfortunately I don’t have one, so I used a cheese grater. It was a snap – it’s a little harder than cheddar so it’s the perfect texture for grating. Some of the recipes mentioned there wasn’t any smell – but this has a great citrus-y smell that transfers to the laundry.
So there you have it – mix it all together and use 1-2 Tablespoons in your wash. If you use a front loader – it goes IN the machine with your clothes. The clothes have been clean and fresh-smelling! A friend did mention that it might be harder on clothes – so if you have some delicates or things you are super-careful with – you might want to keep some of the expensive stuff on hand. I haven’t noticed anything myself though – so I’m good with it.
The total cost of these 3 items (I did buy 2 bars of the Fels) was about $11. I didn’t even use 1/2 of either big box. So only using 1-2 Tbsp per load – this is going to last quite a while!
And the bonus is that these same ingredients make DIY Dishwasher Detergent!!