A friend of mine SWEARS by homemade laundry detergent. We all know I'm a bit of a laundry snob, but I can't deny the savings! Plus, it looks pretty darn easy to make. Here's her recipe:
1 bar Fels-Naptha soap, grated (you can use a food processor I've heard)
2 c. Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda (different from baking soda)
2 c. 20 Mule Team Borax
Use 2 T. per load
That's it! Crazy-easy, right?
This also works for the new high efficiency washers that have to have low sudsing detergent. It's more cost-effective than store-bought soaps, it works great, and has a fresh clean scent.
I don't know, I might just have to try it… (anything to save a buck, right??)