So, why not make your own? Okay, a bottle usually costs us about $12, but we made it for a couple of bucks for over 2 gallons. So simple, really. See, even my DH can make it!
1 quart Water (boiling)
2 cups Bar soap (grated Castile soap)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer has a box you can buy with the regular detergents)
- Add finely grated bar soap to the boiling water and stir until the soap is melted. Keep it on low heat until the soap melts.
- Add the Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well until it is all dissolved.
- Add the warm mixture to a clean bucket filled with 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed.
- Cover pail and use 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. Stir the soap each time you use it (will gel). *We used slightly less for our HE washer. The good part is, only the Castile soap sudses, there are no additives to make it suds up too much.
Okay, I would love to see if anyone else has a good recipe for laundry detergent. As always, Dare to go Greener!