Andrea, who has been making her own detergent for years.
I wasn't sure how I would like using this detergent, but after five months, I am positive I like it! It's pretty economical and it definitely takes up less space than a huge box or jug (which is great, since I don't exactly have a laundry room).
For one batch, you need:
-1 cup super washing soda (I use Arm & Hammer brand)
-1 cup borax
-1 bar Fels-Naptha soap, finely grated (the only time-consuming part)*
(note: the most recent time I made this, I used Zote laundry soap instead, and I like it even more!)
Mix all ingredients in a big bowl, then put in a large Mason jar! That's it! I use about 1 Tbsp. in each load of laundry, unless it is especially heavy (muddy clothes, etc.), in which case I'll use 2 Tbsp. One batch lasts me about 4 months (and I do a LOT of laundry).
*I bought a grater at the Dollar Tree so I wouldn't have to use my cheese grater for this project.
Do you make your own laundry detergent?