I discovered this recipe over a year ago, have shared it with MANY friends, and those who have tried it are ALL still using it today! I like a strong smelling soap, so I add “Downy Unstoppables” to every load and so far I have NEVER had a problem w/ stains or my clothes not coming out clean!
My first batch lasted a little over a year! Mind you, it is just my husband and I, but considering the gym clothes and multiple times we change in a day… it could easily be assumed that a family of 3 or 4 could get by with this recipe for close to a year!
I copy/pasted the detailed instructions below to share from:
**Don’t worry the Fels-Naptha will dissolve in your washer even if you only use cold water like me.**
about 2 gallons worth of detergent. Walmart has large glass jars in the kitchen department.
**Update** I have had a lot of repeat questions so I though I would answer a few here.
-This detergent is safe for HE washers and should be added to the barrel instead of the dispenser.
-This detergent is safe to use on sensitive skin.
-It does not have a strong scent, you can add laundry crystals to the batch to add fragrance.
-Some of my followers have used other bar soap instead of Zote or Fels-Naptha. I have personally not tried it but from the feed back I get it sounds like any bar will work.
-Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load.
-Walmart has nice big glass jars in the kitchen department!
-This is not safe for cloth diapers because it contains baking soda which affects how the diaper is able to soak up liquid.
-I am not sure if this detergent is safe for a septic tank or not, you may have to research it and do what you feel comfortable with.
– I used my Cricut to cut out the vinyl letters for the jar. I used the Story Book font