3 Bars Fels Naptha Soap (grated)
.97 X 3=$2.91
1 Box Borax......$3.97
1 Box Washing Soda.....3.97
2 Cups of Baking Soda....$2.24 for Box
2 Containers of Purex Fabric Softener Crystals ( I use Snuggle Booster packs=$3.97)
2 Containers of Oxyclean Powder (I personally don't use this. I find that it doesn't clean any better if it's used or not) But, some people love it.
First thing I do is grate the bars of soap. I use my handy dandy Salad Shooter. Each bar of soap fits perfectly into the opening on top. If you don't own a Salad Shooter then you can use a Food Processor with the grating attachment. You want it to be in small slivers.
After all 3 bars are grated I then put the grated soap shavings into my food processor and add about a cup of borax to help with the mixing. If you don't add the powder then the soap shavings stay clumpy and don't break down into powder size.
This is what it should look like when it's done mixing. Do this to all 3 Bars.
I take my Snuggles and cut open each packet and put it into a container until they are all empty.
Now take two kitchen garbage bags putting one inside of the other, so you have it double bagged and start putting all of the measured ingredients into it.
When that's done, take the bag and tightly hold it closed and with your other hand, gently toss it back and forth to get all of the different powders mixed together. This is what it's going to look like when its all mixed together.
This is how much I came out with. If you use the 2 containers of Oxyclean then you'll come out with more containers than I did.
I use about 1/8 cup per load.
You can add some drops of your favorite Essential Oils, but I like the smell just the way it is with the different powders. Let me know what you think if you decide to try it. Until then, Just keep being a Blessing to your family.