Okay so I am aware that this is not a FOOD recipe, however, I think it's worth sharing and you make it in your kitchen...does that count? :) I made a batch of this and it was $24, buying everything but the baking soda, at WalMart. I had a bucket left over from my previous laundry detergent that I mixed everything in and have in my cupboard, but you could also use a big glass container, plastic tupperware, etc to store it in. It smells amazing and works great! It got out some tough grease stains just this morning! Recipe from HowDoesShe!
1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Found in the detergent aisle. (This is optional but I highly recommend adding it)
2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap- Found in the detergent aisle (we chose to do pink for the scent but the white would be just fine. You can also use Fels Naptha)
1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Found in the cooking aisle (You could also get two 2 lb box, we couldn’t find the larger 4lb box when we went)
2 (55 oz) Bottles of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener- Found in the detergent aisle
1. Grate zote soap with cheese grater or food processor. (I cut mine into big chunks and it blended quickly)
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket.
3. Use 2 -4 Tablespoons per laundry load.