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Scented Laundry Detergent is a homemade laundry detergent that is comparable to commercial laundry detergents. It makes about 349 loads worth of detergent for less than $31.
After the success of my trail size scented laundry detergent I knew I was going to make more. Well the time has come to make up a full batch of the laundry detergent.
Scented Laundry Detergent
- 1 (65 oz) box of borax
- 1 (55 oz) box of washing soda
- 3 bars Fels Naptha soap (5.5 oz each)
- 1 4 pounds box baking soda
- 1 (48 oz) container Oxiclean
- 13.7 oz bottle of scent booster (I used Snuggle)
- Cut the Fels Naptha bars into pieces to fit inside the food chute on your food processor.
- Shred the bars of soap with a food processor or box grater.
- In a large bag, add soap shreds, borax, washing soda, baking soda, Oxiclean, and scent booster.
- Tie the bag closed. Place in a second bag and close that bag too.
- Shake and roll the bags around.
- Place bags in a medium container.
- Untie outer bag and dump the inner bag and any detergent into the container.
- Untie the inner bag and dump the laundry detergent into the container.
- Use 1 tablespoon per small load of laundry.
- For a medium to large load use up to 2 tablespoons.
Makes about 33 cups or about 524 tablespoons. Which is about 349 loads.
Since we have some members with sensitive skin I wanted the laundry detergent lightly scented. You can easily double the amount of scent booster in your detergent. I wanted to keep it light and hopefully not irritate anyone’s skin.
The cost breakdown of this laundry detergent is:
- Fels Naptha soap – $2.91 for 3 bars
- Borax – $4.39 for one box
- Washing soda – $4.12 for one box
- Baking soda – $6.99 for 5 pounds – $5.59 for 4 pounds
- Oxiclean – $7.71 for 48 ounce container
- Snuggle Scent Shakes – $5.97 for 1 (13.7 ounce) container
So for $30.69 I can do 349 loads of laundry. Which is $0.09 a load! That is only two cents more per load for scented laundry detergent. Not bad. In contrast the laundry detergent I was using before cost me $0.17 a load.
For our family this batch of laundry detergent will last us almost 6 months at two loads a day.
Do you use homemade laundry detergent?
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