Laundry Detergent, we all use it. This seems to be one of the big expenses at the grocery store. We would like to share a recipe with you. The recipe makes a very large batch of laundry detergent. We want to encourage you to make up a batch, save some for yourself, and drop some off at the LINC office.
Here is what you need:
- Measuring Cup
- 5 ½ oz Fels Naptha Bar soap, grated (about 1 cup)
- Washing soda (yellow box – Walmart or Fred Meyer)
- Cheese grater
- 5 gallon bucket
- Empty gallon-size containers (milk jugs or old laundry containers)
Put grated Fells Naptha in saucepan and cover with water. Heat on low until dissolved. Pour 4 gallons of hot tap water into the bucket and add dissolved soap. Add one cup washing soda and one cup borax. Stir to combine. It will thicken as it sets; add hot water to thin it to desired consistency.
May be used immediately. Mix well before each use. Use ½ C (normal) to 1 cup (heavy) per load.