Well, I’ve finally gotten around to make our laundry detergent! I’ve been wanting to do it for so long, but where to find the time? I found a fantastic recipe at The Family Homestead. And, the wonderful Crystal has broken it down for us and found that this recipe only costs $ .71 for two gallons of detergent! Her recipe is simple and easy to make and didn’t take me long at all to throw together.
1. Shred 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha soap into a pot of 6 cups of water.
8. Allow the soap to settle for 24 hours before using. This will give it time to gel a bit. And, as Crystal tells us, the detergent should be the texture of egg drop soup. And don’t be concerned if the soap does not create a lot of suds in your machine. It’s the ingredients that clean the clothes so nicely!
Use 1/2 cup of detergent per load. Happy Washing!!!