|Credit - Soap.com|
2 bars of sunlight laundry soap ($2.19)
1 1/2 cups of Borax (aprox. $6/box but makes 6 tubs)
1 1/2 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (aprox. $6/box but makes 8 tubs)
Ice cream pail with lid
*Optional 1/2 cup of Oxy clean no name brand laundry booster NOT necessary, but my hubby works in the oil patch and well....sometimes it just makes me feel better to add it in =)
Grate both sunlight bars right into a old ice cream pail WITH lid!
Add your Borax
Add your Arm and Hammer
Stir it up and done!
ONLY PUT IN 2 TABLESPOONS OF DETERGENT!!
That is ALL it needs, if you have a front load add the soap first.
Make sure that you seal the lid while storing your soap as it will dry out. I put the recipe right on my ice cream pail that way anyone can make more without the excuse of not knowing how!
I use the cold cycle for my washing machine which saves me further. This recipe works better than Tide then you just add your homemade dryer sheets and, "Presto!" - Clean laundry at a fraction of the cost. I run a minimum of 13 loads a week! One batch lasts well over a month!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Tide Coldwater HE ($3.12/pail)
Total Fake-It Cost: $0.06/load
Compare to Actual Tide Coldwater ($15.95 for 63 load box, $0.25/load)
Total Fake-It Savings: $7.17 or $0.19 per load!
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