Frugal Days

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Hey everyone!

As most know, I am always on the lookout for ways to save money. I have been making a liquid laundry soap for some time now but since I have downsized to a small house, I decided to try this powdered laundry soap instead because it is not as big (the liquid makes 5 gallons) and it stores easily. Since I like it so well, I decided to pass it on to you all.

I just wanted to pass on this wonderful laundry soap recipe for a powdered laundry soap that is easy to make and simple to use. You only need one eighth of a cup of detergent (more or less depending on your waters hardness) and it is totally extremely cost effective. All you need is a food processor or a blender that is great at grinding.  Here is the recipe I used and added my own touch to it.

1 bar of ivory soap ( some prefer fels naptha)

1 cup washing soda

1 cup borax

1 cup PUREX crystals fabric softener (if desired)*

Finely grate the soap into little balls (it turns out that way). Put into your container, then add the washing soda and borax. Mix thoroughly.

*Here is my addition to this recipe… I love PUREX crystals lavendar scent. I also add the crystals into the mixture so that I only have to scoop it out once. No mixing. I also use a plastic container to store it in.

I use 1/8 cup per load, but my water is very hard. The recipe calls for 2 Tablespoons per load. You can adjust it accordingly.  For added scent,or  in case you do not like the crystals, you can use a scented soap and have scent. I make a huge batch each time so I do not have to worry about running out. You should store this in a sealed container. You can craft it up by decorating your container and viola! you are done!

How do you save money? Share your frugal tips too!

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