Making your own laundry detergent is not for everyone, but it definitely saves money–sometimes just costing pennies a load!
First Some Tips:
For the bar soaps required in the recipes, you could try Fels-Naptha, Ivory soap, Sunlight bar soap, Kirk’s Hardwater Castile, and Zote. Don’t use heavily perfumed soaps.
Fels-Naptha soap bars, Arm & Hammer Washing Soda(This is NOT baking soda) and Borax can normally be found in the laundry and cleaning aisles.
Powdered laundry soap:
2 Fels Naptha Soap bars grated (enough to equal 2 cups) with a cheese grater or food processor (finely grated – you could also try the other bar soaps listed at the top)
1 cup Washing Soda( NOT baking soda)
1 cup Borax
Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container.
Use 2 tablespoons per full load.