I am very sensitive to many ingredients in “traditional” laundry detergent and so is my daughter. I can go somewhere and if they use a detergent that I am sensitive to, usually by early in the day I have a rash where the sheets rubbed against my skin during the night. The same thing will happen with towels and clothes washed in detergents that I am sensitive to. I have to say that the underwear is the worst!!! Did that once and never again – I will hand wash them or use other measures.
1. In a large metal or glass bowl, pour the borax, baking soda and washing soda. You may want to wear a mask or a bandanna over your mouth and nose.
2. Grate the Fels Naptha.
3. Add the grated Fels Naptha to the bowl. With your hands or a very large spoon mix all the ingredients.
4. With a funnel fill your jars with your laundry detergent. I used a half gallon mason jar and several glass milk jars.
The whole process takes less than 15 minutes and you have laundry detergent for a couple of months!
For each load use 1/4 – 1/2 cup. For white you can add lemon juice in the bleach holder and to really get all the detergent out of to really freshen you clothes add some vinegar to the rinse cycle. This works well in both cold and warm water and your clothes, body and the environment will thank you.