One thing that we all have to purchase is laundry detergent. An easy to way to really save money is to make your own soap! The recipe is very, very simple and you can wash your clothes for just pennies a load – which can really help you with that budget!
There is a lot of information available and several recipes you can try. I always like to make sure that these are proven before I pass them along to you. Reader Mary found (and uses) one that works for her and she was kind enough to pass it along to me to share with all of you!
1 bar Ivory soap shredded
1 cup Borax
1 cup Arm and Hammer washing soda
Mix well until the soap is well combined into the dry ingredients. Store in airtight container. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. Works well in both regular and HE washers.
Helpful Hint: Cut up the soap into chunks and throw all of the ingredients into a food processor. You can also triple the recipe so you have to make it less often. You can substitute Ivory Soap with Fels Naptha soap, but if you have sensitive skin, you might stick with Ivory.
Thanks for sharing with us Mary!!!