This is one of my very first postings. Tell me if I’ve made an improvement since?....
I get it. You’re picky about your laundry detergent. You’ve spent years playing the field - and no small amount of sniffing and snuggling - before finding your beloved brand. The thing is, your sun-and-stars detergent is probably costing you somewhere between $325 to $550 a year.
There’s a cheaper, just-as-lovely option: DIY detergent!
The recipe only requires three basic ingredients and costs about five cents per load. That means you’ll only need to spend about $25 per year on detergent. That amounts to about $300-$500 saved (Think of the possibilities).
Breaking up is hard, I know guys but that store-bought detergent Will go out with anybody and you deserve better than that!!
What you’ll need:
Arm & Hammer Washing soda (NOT BAKING SODA)
Borax 20 Mule Team
FELS-NAPTHA laundry bar & stain remover.
These first 3 ingredients can usually be found in the detergent aisles of most grocery stores. I always can count on finding them at Walmart and they happen to be way cheaper there too. Other things you'll need:
A cheese grater (I got this one at the dollar tree and it's by far the best I've ever used).
An airtight container. I use an old Oxyclean container.
1. Finely Grate 2 Cups of FELS-NAPTHA
I don’t suggest using the same grater that rubs against your favorite cheese (soap and sharp cheddar don’t pair well). But an old or cheap cheese grater is perfect for this!
2. Measure 1 Cup Borax + 1 Cup Washing Soda
3. Mix Well and Store
Put these three ingredients into the airtight container and shake until you think they are blended.
4. Use 2 Tablespoons Per Load
This detergent is low on suds, which is perfect for high-efficiency machines Because of its low-suds count, you might be tempted to add more soap, but there’s no need! This is the best detergent I have ever used.
DON’T USE MORE THAN 2 TABLESPOONS!