Although I was not chosen for this promo by Purex Insiders to review the Purex Fels~Naptha Laundry Bar I decided I just had to try it so I went and purchased a bar, well make that 3....LOL
Purex® Fels-Naptha is a laundry bar that works overtime to remove your toughest stains.
I did not use it to clean stains or anything like that because I had a use in mind for those 3 bars I bought~
It makes GREAT Home made Laundry detergent!!
Here is what you need:
1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle
1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle
3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap, found in the detergent isle
2 small containers of Oxy Clean or store brand Oxy Clean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle.
You should be able to find all of these items at your grocery store.
**Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load. I know that does not seem like enough but this recipe does not have fillers like the store bought detergent so you only need 1-2 Tablespoons.**
This detergent is fairly mild smelling, it is not over powering. If you love a strong scent you may have to add a fabric softener or laundry crystals to each load. You can find laundry crystals in the detergent isle.
Start out by grating your Fels-Naptha soap just like cheese. You can use a food processor or just use your hand held grater, what ever you have. Those of you with an HE washer may want to run the mix through the grater again to get an even finer mix.
**Don't worry the Fels-Naptha will dissolve in your washer even if you only use cold water
Toss all ingredients in a 5 gallon bucket lined with a garbage bag. This part makes your whole house smell great. Once everything is mixed store soap however you like.
The recipe makes about 2 gallons worth of detergent.
Wasn't that easy?
I was reading other bloggers post about this detergent and it has lasted them 9 months to a year!
Wow! Thats only $22 for a YEAR of detergent!
Thanks to Being Creative to Keep my Sanity for the recipe