I have a high efficiency washer so I have to be careful what I use in it. This recipe is approved for he machines. Laundry comes out of the dryer smelling clean and fresh.
- a half bar of Fels Naphtha soap (one cup when grated)
- 1/2 cup of Arm and Hammer washing soda (not baking soda)
- 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax
Grate the soap and combine all the ingredients. I made two batches of this in no time and it lasted me more than a week and I do a lot of laundry.
For small loads, use one tablespoon in the wash.
For medium loads, two tablespoons
For large or especially grimy laundry, three tablespoons
I use full strength vinegar for fabric softener and no, it does not leave a vinegar smell on your clothes!!!
All of these ingredients can be found in the laundry section at your grocery store.
It cost me literally pennies to do laundry for a week!
There are lots of recipes for this on the internet. If you have used other recipes, I'd like to hear from you.