I am sure you have heard and read about others making their own laundry soap for clothes. Have you ever broke down the cost for the Duggar recipe and the brand you love? I did tonight and I am amazed!!!
I am a couponer and will buy whichever brand is on sale (lowest price) that offers a clear solution(no dyes/perfumes). Purex has been on sale 2011 $1.99 for 50oz. Sometimes the deal is sweeter with coupons or promotions.
I received two $2 Tide coupons from their facebook giveaway. I saw a sale with a reward when you purchase 4 items. I was armed with my coupons and ready to shop and thought it sounded expensive.
Fels $1.19, Baking Soda .34, Washing Soda .44, Borax .44
=20lb empty jug of litter + 1 quart container for $2.41 (352 oz)
Tide $6.99 per 50oz. Price for 352 oz=$49
Tide $4.99 per 50oz using $2 coupon on sale price. Price for 352 oz=$35.33
Purex $1.99 per 50oz. Price for 352 oz $14.08
You can save $46.59-11.67.
You need a pot, water, 1 bar of fels naphtha, 1 cup of borax, washing soda and baking soda.
Grate the soap and melt in a pot of boiling water. It doesn't matter how much b/c as you use the soap you dilute it. Once the soap pour into the 5 gallon bucket then add the powder ingredients. Fill to the top with warm tap water and let it set overnight.
Next morning you want to mix and fill a container or bottle half of the soap and half of warm water. Use this in your washer and refill as needed.
Use 1/4 cup per load. Always test products on a small area of skin for allergic reactions.