This is the only detergent I will ever use anymore. I’ve used it for nearly two years now and it works just as well if not better than the top name brands. Only you only use one to two tablespoons verses the huge scoop full of fillers. One batch of this cost under $20 and last our large family of seven for about eight months. It’s pretty versatile too, you can use any brand soap you prefer. The scented downy tabs are optional, I just love the fresh scent. I use one tablespoon for an small or average load and two tablespoons for a heavy or really dirty load. It works fantastic with our HE machine too. Just mix all the ingredients in an air tight container and it’s really that simple.
Baking soda (4 pound box)
Super washing soda
2 bars fels-naptha
Downy unstopables (optional)
I cut up the fels-naptha into cubes and toss them in a food processor instead of using a cheese grater.
I also like to add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to each load for a natural fabric softener.