Fels Naptha is the best laundry stain remover I have EVER found and it is dirt cheap! It comes in a bar soap with a white paper wrapper and costs a dollar at Walmart. I have used it to successfully take out makeup, grass stains, and all kinds of other crud.
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Make your own laundry soap REALLY CHEAP -- WORKS GREAT
Powdered Laundry Detergent 1 cup grated Fels-Naptha soap 1/2 cup Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda (not baking soda, please!) 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
Mix and store in airtight container or bag. For light loads, use 2 tablespoons. For heavy loads, use 3 tablespoons.
Big Batch: To make a large batch, grate 6 bars of Fels-Naptha Soap and then add 3 cups of Super Washing Soda and 3 cups of 20 Mule Team Borax. Mix well and store in covered container. TIP: Homemade detergent will not make suds in your washer, so do not be alarmed.
I save money by making my laudry detergent. I use one bar of Fels Naptha soap, 1/2 cup of Washing Soda, and 1/2 cup of Borax. Grate the soap and combine with the washing soda and borax. It works great and so much cheaper than purchasing ready made from the store. :)
I googled laundry detergent recipes and have been making my own. It takes about 5 or 10 minutes per month. I keep my detergent in an old giant salsa container. I use fels napths soap, grated, melted in hot water and mixed with borax and soda ash. It costs pennies per load.
You can find many recipes on line for detergent if you google.
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