We (Jess and Sally) find ourselves in the same city for a short period of time. Jess has been kind enough to visit me (post-snowstorm) in Peterborough for a day or two. We decided to share this 'recipe' with you as we are both excited about it.
Sally has been using this detergent for the last couple weeks, and Jess has made her batch today to take home!
We found this recipe at beingcreativetokeepmysanity.blogspot.com. We have discovered that this recipe will last almost 1000 (yes... one thousand) loads for between $20-$25. What's more... you can find all these ingredients at your grocery store!
Keep in mind: this is not suitable for front loaders that require liquid. If you are interested in making it into a liquid, please visit youtube.com for instructions!
Homemade Laundry Detergent
from link above
4lb box of borax
4lb box of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda
3lb box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
3 large bars of soap (of your choice), grated (food processor will help if you have one)
1. Mix all ingredients in a 5 Gallon bucket.
2. Mix well.
3. Ladle into jar(s) of choice!
You will need 1-2 Tbsp per load (depending how large your load is.) If you are on a septic system, make sure your soap is grated finely, and that you allow the detergent to dissolve in the water before you add your clothing etc.
So excited about this! Enjoy!
There are lots of comments on the original link (provided above) if you have any questions. They were very educational for both of us!