It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, or should I say on my clothes…..
About one year ago, I shared with you my DIY Laundry Detergent. While I think that detergent is still great, I have a much deeper love for my new, DIY Laundry Detergent, recipe!
The major changes: I switched out the Fels-Naptha for Zote soap along with a few other additions that were added to the mix.
As a little boy my husband spent a summer down in Mexico. He claimed that his whites where whiter and his clothes were cleaner than usual, because of the soap they used down there. He then proceeded to tell me the soap of choice was Zote. Now before you go grab your bars of Zote, I dare to tell you this soap is made from cow fat. If cow fat is not your cup of tea, then you might just want to stick with Fels-naptha and make sure to never wash your body with Ivory, Dove, Dial, Zest, Lever, Caress or Jergens again- because these too are made from cow fat!
What You Need:
2 Bars of Zote Soap (or 3 bars of Fels-naptha)
1 Box of Borax
1 Box of Washing Soda
2- 28oz Containers of Purex Crystals
3- 16oz Containers of Oxi-Clean (I bought the $1 Dollar General version called Oxi-All)
2 Cups of Baking Soda
1. Grate your bars of soap. Or use a food processor to do the work for you!
2. Combine/mix all your ingredients together.
This is the tricky step because you will have a large batch to mix up! I suggest using a 5 gallon bucket or a heavy-duty trash bag.
Use 1-2 Tbs per load. Works prefect in my HE washing machine. I add it into the powder compartment, and have yet to encounter any trouble.
I love the smell the Purex Crystals add to the mixture. When doing a load of laundry my house is as fragrant as can be! My clothes have never smelled better… I am just completely in L-O-V-E and giddy! I even dare to say I enjoy doing laundry now…
With my family of seven, I’m guessing this mixture will last around 4 months+. I will keep you updated!
Washing Soda- $3.29
Purex Crystals- $4.99 each (use a coupon along with a sale to obtain a better price!)
Oxi-All- $1 each (Dollar General)
Baking Soda- $0.75
Total Cost: $24.27