Friday, January 21, 2011


Laundry Detergent

1 Box of Borax

1 Box of Washing Soda

1 Box of Baking Soda

2 Bars of Fels Naptha

Grate the bars of Fels Naptha and combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Use 2 tablespoons per load.

*Fels Naptha can be found at Marsh, Meijer, and Rural King.

*Washing soda can be found at Rural King

As far as my guess-timation goes it cost about $.10 per load. I store the detergent in a 12 quart container and it last me about 9 months

Fabric Softner

Use ½ cup distilled white vinegar


  1. What is the actual size, i.e. 4 lb 12 oz, of each box that you use to make this detergent?

  2. The borax only comes in one size that I am aware of (76 oz)
    Washing soda is 55 oz
    Baking soda is a 4 lb box

    All of these can be found at stores like Rural King (they have them all together at the store). Hope this helps!


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