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Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 c castile soap
1 1/2 c baking soda
1 1/2 c washing soda
2 c vinegar
Here’s what you’ll do:
1. Pour castile soap into large bowl.
**I got almond castile soap. Smells yummy enough to eat. But don’t do that.
2. Combine baking soda and washing soda with castile soap. Mix it up.
3. Slowly add vinegar. The mixture should bubble and fizz.
At this point it gets kind of hard to stir so I transferred the contents into my Ninja and let it do its thang.
4. Scoop the mixture into a container with a wide enough mouth to get a measuring cup in.
Use 1/3 cup per load of laundry.
**If yours comes out slightly clumpy like mine, after scooping it into the slot on your high efficiency washer, try to break up the clumps before turning on the machine.
Let’s talk about the cost.
Even at Walmart *shudder* for a “green,” nontoxic detergent labeled for high efficiency washers, it costs $46.20 for 144 loads.
That’s $0.32 per load.
For this homemade high efficiency laundry detergent, we’re looking at:
$16.79 for 32 fl oz of castile soap.
That’s $1.05 for 1/4 cup.
$3.39 for 55 oz of washing soda.
That’s $0.74 for 1 3/4 cups.
$6.59 for 13.5 lbs of baking soda.
That’s $0.37 for 1 3/4 cups.
$3.89 for 2 gallons of white vinegar.
That’s $0.25 for 2 1/2 cups.
$2.41 for about 16 loads.
Which is $0.15 per load.
That is less than half the cost of Herr Walmart’s cost.
Until next week, cheers!