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Making Homemade Detergent

I would like to try the homemade detergent that I have read about on this site, with the ingredients, washing soda, borax, and Fels. What is the amount for each one to do a full load? What is Fels? Thank you for any help.


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September 17, 20170 found this helpful

Homemade laundry detergent is popular and there are dozens of sites with instructions available on the Internet.

  • Basic ingredients may vary with some recipes but mostly stay the same. Some prefer one brand of bar soap over another (Fels is a bar soap and available in stores and over the Internet - similar to Ivory).
  • Each batch yields approximately 32 ounces (between 32-64 loads based on how many Tbsp used per load). Ingredients - 1 bar (or 4.5 ounces) shaved bar soap (Dr. Bonners, Kirts Castile Soap, Ivory, Zote, or Fels-Naptha) + 1 cup borax + 1 cup washing soda
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  • Directions - Thoroughly stir together for several minutes. You can take this a step further and blend the mixture in a blender or food processor to create a powder that will dissolve easily even in cold water. Store in a sealed container with a small scoop.
  • To Use: Use 1 Tbsp per small load (or 2-3 Tbsp for large or heavily soiled loads).

Here is a link to full instructions and also a recipe for liquid homemade soap.

https://wellnes … undry-detergent/

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