Ok, enough talk...here's the recipe.
1 4 lb., 12 oz. box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz)
1 4 lb. box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg)
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz. (3 lb 7 oz)
3-4 bars of Fels-Naptha soap,
Makes 5 gallons of powder detergent
*I get all my ingredients at Wal-mart (All found in the detergent isle)
** Use about 1-2 tablespoons per load. I use 1 for everyday laundry and 2 tablespoons for my hubbies yucky dirty work clothes. I know this may not seem like a lot but this detergent is super strength and is not loaded with fillers like the big name brands.
Get a large container like a 5 gallon bucket or the large storage containers. Empty all ingredients into your bucket a little at a time. (I alternate between each ingredient to keep from having to stir as it can be difficult.) Shave or grade the Fels-Naptha soap bar as you go. (I use a cheese grater. Just be sure to rinse thoroughly as you don't want your cheese tasting like soap). Be sure it is stirred/mixed well. Store is an air tight container.
I mix my detergent in a large container and then add it to my detergent container I store on top of my washer.
*This detergent is safe for front loading HE washers. You just have to add it to the barrel and NOT the laundry soap dispenser.
Here is a link to the original blog Being Creative to Keep My Sanity. There are over 370 comments/questions about washers, scents and other bar soaps on her blog. And of course, feel free to leave any comments or questions here.
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I used my Cricut to cut the letters for my laundry container.