There are a number of recipes on the web, but I'll share the ones that I find the easiest (both are powder).
2 cups grated soap (I use Ivory)
1 cup washing soda (You can find Arm & Hammer Washing Soda in some grocery stores)
1 cup borax
Easy peasy - Use a couple of tablespoons for a load, or more if you've got a large load washer like me. I also like to triple the recipe so I don't have to make it as often. I've got two boys and a husband who create lots of laundry.
I store the detergent in a large plastic container, the kind you put left-overs in.
Cost: About $.03/load vs. about $.30/load of commercial detergent.
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup citric acid
Use 1 Tbsp per load.
Ok, I cheat on this one and skip the citric acid. I put vinegar in the compartment where the JetDry goes instead.
I store this in an old large peanut butter jar, and keep it handy under the sink.
I hope these little things help! You'll notice a difference in your pocket, for sure.
Cost: You'll get double the loads and save around $.05/load for a few minutes of work.
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