Thursday, September 3, 2009

Make your detergent--says frugal woman

I like this Leah at Suddenly Frugal. Check her out at

She had one segment on making your own laundry detergent. Now, I am not a huge proponent of cooking all your drugs and products—but those huge price tags on Tide and other name brands bug me!

She uses Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (not baking soda), 20-Mule Team Borax (calling all boomers), and a bar of Fels-Naptha soap.

2 parts washing soda, 2 parts Borax, 1 part grated Fels-Naptha (cheese grater). Some readers made it 2:2:2.

She uses ¼ cup per load.

She put the stuff in first, then the water. No bubbles.

Some people used a food processor to chop up the soap. Some pretreated with the Fels.
It even works in cold water.

How can you be frugal and use hot water?

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