In just a few more weeks, I get to meet this little guy, and let me just say I'm counting down the days I can once again wear normal clothes. :)
So instead of a fashion post, (yeah, like I've done one of those recently) I'm going to share the DIY laundry soap I made last week. I can not stress how easy this was to make. Not only that, but all of the ingredients were right next to each other on the detergent aisle at Wal-Mart. Plus, it's waaaaaaaay cheaper than buying laundry detergent!
Here are the ingredients I used.
1/2 cup of Borax
1/2 cup of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 bar of Fels-Naptha
5 gallon bucket with a lid
You'll need to use a cheese grater to grate the entire bar of Fels-Naptha. Once it's grated, add it to about two cups of water in a pot, and melt it over the stove. I stirred it occasionally, and I never let it come to a boil.
After the Fels-Naptha melts, dump it in the 5 gal bucket along with the 1/2c of Borax and 1/2c of Washing Soda. Fill the bucket about 2/3 full of water. Stir it all together, and it should begin to thicken.
I use a 1/2 cup measuring cup for each load of laundry, and the detergent works perfectly! I must say, it doesn't have a scent that sticks to the clothes. I've thought about adding scented oil to it, but I'm fine with no scent for now.
So now I have 5 gallons of laundry detergent, and all I will need to buy when I run out is a bar of Fels-Naptha that is only a few dollars at Wal-Mart. The Borax and Washing Soda will make several 5 gallon buckets worth.
If you're looking for an easy way to save money, I definitely recommend giving this a try!