I found everything at WalMart. Here is what I used:
1 (4lbs, 12oz) box of Borax
2 (2lbs) boxes of Arm & Hammmer
Baking Soda. There is a larger 4lb box, it just wasn't available when I looked.
1 (3lbs, 7oz) box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
3 bars Fels Naptha or Pink Zote laundry bars
3 (1lb, 3 oz) containers of OxyClean. You want around 3lbs of some oxy cleaner for stains and such, but it's optional. I used even more because we're hard on clothes. Also, I would have gotten the store brand to save $, but they were out.
1 (13.2 oz) container Downy Unstoppables for fragrance.
I put a trash bag in my roasting pan, grated the Fels Naptha on our cheese grater, and combined all ingredients using a wooden spoon. Then, I poured it into a 1 gallon glass container. I used a scoop from the OxyClean container for my laundry soap. I used 1 Tbsp per load.
My total cost was $31. But without the OxyClean and Downy, it would be around $12. This batch, for me, should last around 6 months.
I have a HE washer and it worked great! Better even than the Target brand liquid I was buying, and it smells great!
|grated Fels Naptha|
|Addition of the Downy Unstoppables|
|Finished and Ready to Use!!|