-Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda*
-1/2 bar of Fels-Naptha Soap
-1/2 bar of goats milk soap
-5 gallon bucket
*(it HAS to be super washing soda. baking soda or detergent will not work)
This cost me roughly $21 with everything. I had to buy a bucket (some already have one) and the lavender oil cost $10 (but with 2 babies in the house I wanted it smelling lovely) If you were to use your own soap in the cabinet and have a bucket, it would cost around $8. Are you ready to see for how many loads???
Top Loading approx. 180 loads
Front Loading approx. 640 loads
Surprising, right?!? I was extremely excited since I have a front loading machine!!! This will last about 6 months at our house!!! YES!
Here is a step by step guide:
Grate your soap and add to saucepan of 4 cups of hot water.
Stir over medium heat till dissolved.
Fill your 5 gallon bucket half-way with hot water and add the soap mixture. Add 1 cup of the washing soda and 1/2 cup of Borax. Stir until dissolved.
Fill the rest of the way with hot water. Stir, and let sit overnight. (if you are going to put oil in wait until cooled and add about 30 drops)
This is what it will look when you open the lid the next morning.
The next day stir and fill your laundry dispenser half full of the liquid. Fill the rest of the way with water.
Totally done! It was not hard at all. I know this is going to save our family "loads" of money.. haha
If you have any questions feel free to comment here! Thanks!