Powdered Laundry Detergent: * Perfect for HE washers!!

1 cup grated* Fels Naptha Soap

1/2 cup washing soda

1/2 cup 20 mule team borax

Mix and store in airtight container or bag. For light or small loads, use 1 tablespoon. For normal loads, use 2 tablespoons. For heavy loads, use 3 tablespoons. (Cost per load is about 15 cents.)

To make a large batch, grate 6 bars of Fels Naptha Soap and then add 3 cups of Washing Soda and 3 cups of 20 Mule Team Borax. Mix well and store in covered container.

* To grate: Put through the grater blade in a food processor. 

This recipe will not make suds. The Fels Naptha is a pure soap. You will also notice that your clothes will be much softer, sometimes eliminating the need for the softener. 

 Liquid Laundry Detergent:

1/3 Fels Naptha, grate or use food processor to grate thinly.

~ Add 6c to big pot and melt soap with water on stove.

1/2 C washing Soda (not baking soda!)

1/2 Borax

4 c hot tap water in large bucket. Add soap and stir.