When we moved to Alabama 2 years ago, my washer/dryer relocated to the basement. Because of the humidity, I have had a difficult time keeping my laundry from smelling musty. I have tried so many different products (homemade and store bought)!
Finally, I have settled on this THREE INGREDIENT DETERGENT.
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 bar grated Fels Naptha laundry soap
I use 1/3 of a cup per each load, which is probably over-kill, but my laundry smells amazing. Actually, there is hardly any smell at all. My husband used it for the first time on his laundry last week. I was curious what his opinion would be because he is very sensitive to smell. He called me downstairs and over to his hanging shirts. "Smell this and tell me what you smell...." As I leaned in to take a wiff, he exclaimed, "NOTHING! You smell Nothing! This stuff is so awesome!"
At last, I have a simple to make, HE, phosphate free detergent that really gets the laundry clean and deodorized. And the best part about it, is that it literally costs PENNIES per load.
A shout out to diynatural.com, where I found this recipe.