Monday, April 25, 2011

How To Clean Up And Save Money


Now days everyone is looking for ways to save money, so I thought I would pass this recipe along.  No, this is not some financial advice, or a great new pie recipe, but it is a great way to save money on laundry detergent.  Do you know that when you use a commercial brand of laundry detergent it is costing you at least 25 cents per load?  Well, by using this recipe each load will only cost you about  1 cent per load!  Quite a savings, no wonder those big companies make so much money! 

This recipe was given to us by a friend at the local farm store however,  I understand it was originally put out by the makers of one of the ingredients. It requires only a few basic ingredients, a container and some of your time.  

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1/3 bar FELS NAPTHA laundry bar soap (grated)
  • 1/2 cup BORAX laundry booster

Equipment you will need:

  • 2 gallon bucket
  • dish
  • grater
  • saucepan
  • measuring cup or cups to measure 1/2 cup and 1 cup
  • gallon jug for measuring


  • First  grate about 1/3 bar of FEL NAPTHA bar soap onto a dish and then put the grated soap in a  sauce pan and add 6 cups of water and heat until the soap melts.
  • Next  add 1/2 cup WASHING SODA and 1/2 cup BORAX and stir until dissolved.
  • Next   pour 4 cups of hot water into the 2 gallon bucket and add in the soap mixture.
  • Then  add in 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir thoroughly.  Let stand for 24 hours and soap will gel.

* Use 1/2 cup of soap per load of laundry!

As you can see I have purchased the necessary ingredients, but I am still using up my supply of commercial detergent first, so I will let you know how it works as soon as I get the first batch mixed up, However in the mean time  if you are in need of laundry detergent before I get to try this out my self, you could try it out and let us know how you like it!