Homemade Laundry Detergent
1 Box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda© (55 oz)
1 Box Zote© Laundry Flakes (17.6 oz)
1 Box 20 Mule Team© Borax (76 oz)
In a large mixing bowl combine the entire box of laundry flakes (6 cups per box) and washing soda (6 cups per box), then measure out 6 cups from the box of borax and put into mixing bowl.
Pour the remaining borax into a gallon Ziplock bag and tightly seal to keep moisture out of it.
Mix the powder extremely well and place into empty paint can.
Start the washing machine and use warm water. Put one spoonful into the machine, wait a minute then add clothes.
Cost Analysis (9-19-15)
1 Box Zote Flakes............= $2.64
1 Box Borax.....................= $3.97 (with 4 cups left over) final recipe cost is $2.38
1 Bx Super Washing Soda= $3.97
This makes a total of 18 cups and the measurement for each load is 2 TB (Tablespoon).
There are 16 TB in a cup...so there are 288 TB in this batch.
288 Tb / 2 TB equals 144 loads this batch.
$8.99 / 144 loads equals $.0624 per load. 6.25 cents 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.
Keep Right On Prepping - K