i try to attempt at least one pinterest project a week, this week (in addition to other 'more fun' stuff), i decided to try my hand at homemade laundry detergent. i purchased the ingredients a while back but wasn't out of our regular 'all free and clear' until today! pete's home, so i decided it was time! btw, i got my recipe/process here.
process: grate fels-naptha - i just used a small box grater, didn't want to lug out the food processor and i think the bits of soap are as small (if not smaller) than if i used the machine. it took a few more minutes, but watch some tv and you're done before you know it!
mix with borax and super washing soda.
recipe: my bar of fels-naptha yielded 3 cups, so i used 11/2 cups EACH of the other two, mix together. i am storing it in a tupperware with a measuring spoon.
use: add 1 tbps to washing machine
cost: approximately $22 (but i am in NO WAY finished - or even made a dent - in the powdered ingredients)
previous cost: about $30/container