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www.happymoneysaver.com
Makes enough to last a family of 6 for nearly a year…..cost less than 4 cents a load
Homemade Laundry Detergent
504 loads for around $20.00 Author: Karrie

Ingredients:
1 Box of Super Washing Soda 3 lb. 7 oz.
1 Box of Borax 4 lbs 12 oz. size
1 Box of Pure Baking Soda 4 lb.
3 bars of Fels-Naptha 5.5 oz. or you could also use Ivory or Zote soap
1 container of Oxy-Clean 1.3 lb ($3.86)
*optional: Purex Crystals 28 oz. for scent (or you could use Downy un-stoppables)

Instructions:
Finely grate the Fels-Naptha. Mix all the ingredients together and store in container of your choice. Use only 1-2 Tablespoons of detergent per load.

Editor’s note: Click on the website below and see the detergent being made.
http://happymoneysaver.com/making-your-own-laundry-detergent-worth-the-cost/ 

I am using it in place of my homemade liquid detergent and like this better.
If the soap is soft, use a food processor instead of the grater. Thorough mixing is easier if you mix the ingredients in thirds and then pour together. Small quantities can be shaken if mixed in a covered container. Strong plastic bags can also be used for the mixing. After all you are making 18 pounds of detergent. I plan to keep the soap on hand but remove the wrappers so that it will dry out and grate easily and finer. The mixing is the hardest part but well worth it.
Incorporate some help in the mixing

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