1 Cup Borax ( 11 Cups per box )
1 Cup Super Washing Soda ( 7 Cups per box )
1 Cup Fels-Naptha ( 2 Cups grated per bar )
This seemed rather straight forward and easy to prepare. The Borax Box has 11 cups. The Super Washing Soda box has 7 cups. The 2 bars of Fels-Naptha once grated made 4 cups...so I grated 2 bars of Ivory bar soap ( acceptable substitution from the research ) which made 3 cups. Some this was gonna be a super batch of 21 cups.
2 Fels-Naptha @.97 each = $1.94
1 Box Borax.....................= $3.38 (with 4 cups left over) final recipe cost is $2.15
1 Bx Super Washing Soda= $3.24
2 Bars Ivory @ . 33 each = $0.66
This makes a total of 21 cups and the measurement for each load is 2 TB (Tablespoon).
There are 16 TB in a cup...so there are 336 TB in this batch.
336 Tb / 2 TB equals 118 loads this batch.
$7.99 / 118 loads equals $.0677 per load.
Time to prepare took less than 15 minutes.
Most of the major brands run around 20 cents per load to wash your clothes. This is close to a 66% savings. I'll post updates with before and after shots! This ought to be fun with the kids.