You're probably tired of hearing about my adventures in laundry detergent making, but I've just got one more little thing to add. And then I'll shut up about it. Promise.
If you can get your hands on Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda and some Fels-Naptha, it is completely worth it. Before I was using Oxi-Clean and Ivory and it seemed to get our clothes clean, but over time I realized that it wasn't working as well as the store bought stuff. So my husband found Washing Soda at Ace Hardware (right on the shelf, not even special order) and my sister found some Fels Naptha at the CVS drugstore by her house - random. (Apparently, it takes a whole team of people to make my various projects happen...) This mix is worlds better than what I was using before.
To recap, here is the recipe I found on both TipNut and Instructables:
2 cups of grated Fels-Naptha
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of Washing Soda
(I like blending them all together in the food processor to help it dissolve easily)
As if you don't have enough reasons to try your own detergent (huge cost-savings being the number one reason for me), now I've tested the Washing Soda/Fels Naptha and you can trust it. Happy Laundry Day!