Homemade Detergent

Yesterday I mixed up a batch of homemade detergent.  I have to admit, I was skeptical of how effective it would be.  I have a two year old and a 5 year old that always have food and/or dirt on their clothing.  I used it this morning to wash a load that had food stained clothing in it and to my surprise . . . the stains were gone!
I would love to share this recipe with you.  Not only is it eco-friendly but inexpensive to make!
1 C. Arm and hammer washing soda
1 C. Borax
2/3 bar Fels Naptha soap (grated)
You need a 5 gallon bucket with a lid (I didn’t have one so I used a big soup pot)
In a large pot, heat 3 quarts of water.  Add the Fels Naptha soap and stir until dissolved.  Add the remaining ingredients.
In the bucket put 2 quarts of hot water then stir in the soap mixture.  Add 11 more quarts of cool water.  Stir then let sit overnight.
It says to use 1/2 C. for front loaders and 1 C. for top loaders.
You can also use plain white vinegar for the softener!
Happy Washing!

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