Friday, April 15, 2011

Laundry Detergent powder

I made a batch yesterday....
1 bar of Felsnaptha (or other laundry bar like Zote, Castile etc.) soap
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Washing soda (or you can use PH up for swimming pools)
1/2 Cup Baking Soda.

Grate up the bar of soap, yesterday I used my food processor to do this for the first time and it was super fast and easy.  Mix in all the other ingredients and you're done.  Use 2 tablespoons per load.  It works out to 20c - 27c per load, depending on how much you paid for all your ingredients.

I purchased more ingredients at walmart at the following prices:
Felsnaptha = 97c each
Borax (76oz) = 3.36
Washing soda (55oz) = 2.77
Baking Soda (4 lbs) = 2.16

The cost per batch of soap for each ingredient:
Felsnaptha = 97c
Borax = 37c
Washing soda = 46c
Baking soda = 13c
Total of $1.93 for the batch

Cost per 2 tablespoons (load) laundry = 7c

Dial Corp. 04303 Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Soap

Zote, Soap Laundry, 14.11-Ounce (25 Pack)

Dial Corporation 76Oz 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Pretreater

Arm & Hammer Super Wash Soda, Detergent Booster 55 oz (1559 g)

A&h Baking Soda 16oz

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