Did you know that laundry detergents at the store run somewhere around $0.60+ per load?
About $0.02 per load.
Can't beat that :)
I can beat that.
The cutest thing on this earth just made his appearance in our lives.
The cost for that?
= 28 hours of hard labor + a few extra pounds of "cravings" + one loving and Godly husband that made it home just in time from his deployment to witness the birth of his first son.
Makes 2 1/2ish gallons4 cups water, boiling
2 cups grated soap (I used organic soap...about one large bar plus one travel sized bar)
2 cups borax
2 cups washing soda (not baking soda)
2 gallons water
Bring your water to a boil, add grated soap (I used my food processor to make this easier), and reduce to low until melted. *This might take a bit of time depending on what soap you use. It took me about 15 minutes to get it completely melted*
Pour into a large 5 gallon bucket. Add borax and washing soda and stir until dissolved. Add the water and stir. Pour into an old laundry detergent container and use 1/4 cup for a load. Shake well before using because the detergent might gel.
*And sorry for the terrible pictures. I used organic soap...but it was brown. Makes for some ugly detergent.*
Use on itty bitty baby clothes and big, strong Marine cammis :)