Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Best Laundry Detergent EVER!

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.


Denni said...

I have been looking for an easy, dry recipe. I'll have to try this one. About how much does it make?

Nikki Alexander said...

Yes, the dry compact recipe is so convenient.

The container in the photo has three bars/cups. I try to make 3-4 at a time so I don't have to make it that frequently.
Let me know what you think!

Denni said...

Me and the kidlets mixed up a quadruple batch tonight. Who knew grating soap was so much fun?

Nikki Alexander said...

Awesome! Have you washed anything yet?

Karen Grace said...

Just made some too. Looking forward to trying it! Thanks for the recipe!