That single batch of laundry soap kept us in clean clothes and towels for an entire year. Here's the last of it, which I scooped out last week:
|1-2 Tablespoons per load does the trick|
Just 3 ingredients: a box of borax, a box of washing soda, and a bar of Fels Naptha soap, grated. No plastic involved (except the tub I keep it in) - all the ingredients come in paper or cardboard containers.
Here's the clincher: that batch of soap cost about $12 to make. Not bad for a year's worth of laundry!
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P.S. Fels Naptha soap also makes a great stain stick. Just wet the article in question and rub the soap into the problem area before washing. If you can't find Fels Naptha in your area, try Ivory, Zote, or any laundry bar soap.
P.P.S. If you're concerned about about borax and potential toxicity, see this informative post from Crunchy Betty.
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