1 gallon of laundry detergent
6 T. Borax
6 T. Washing Soda
6 T. Gain in Wash Scent booster
5 T. Dawn dish detergent ( I use the blue original only)
Almost a gallon of boiling water.
I take a gallon jug. I recycled some vinegar jugs. I go thru alot of vinegar. I use it for cleaning and laundry. Anyways take a funnel and measure the Borax, Washing Soda, and Gain into the jug. Now I take a glass measuring cup that holds 4 cups and microwave water till it almost boiling. I pour that into the jug and shake..with the lid on. I take the lid off in between shaking though. I leave this on my counter because it takes a little bit of shaking to make and get dissolved. I keep microwaving water and filling and shaking till I get almost half way full...by this time pretty much dissolved. So then I measure in the Dawn and shake some more... now this causes suds... but its ok... I shake into everything looks good and dissolved. Then I top it off with warm water directly out of the faucet and shake a again. As your topping off with the warm water the suds actually come out. Let it cool and its ready to use. I generally shake it before using every time. I use between 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup per load...depending on the size of the load. On my husbands really gross clothes I use about 3/4-1 cup.
Here are a few things I thought you might have questions about:
It doesn't make suds in the washer... that does not mean it is not cleaning.
It is really thin and watery.
It starts out pink because the gain granules are pink..
It turns blue because the dawn.
It has been great on my sensitive skin.
It seems to me that the clothes actually smell better longer. Because when I walk into the closet or towel cabinets it smells fresh all the time.
For each gallon I get between 25-30 loads.
It costs me about .5 a load..gain costed me about .16 a load.
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