I saw the Duggars do this and I was very intrigued. This lady's video was perfect.
I ran the costs and boy is it cheaper - unbelievably cheaper!
Fels naptha - 1.19
Borax - 3.36
Washing Soda - 2.69
but you only use 1.5 cups of the borax and washing soda and all that makes 5 gallons of detergent!!!
it smells sooo good and I will let you know how effective it is - I am doing laundry today!
PS. Where to get the supplies - Walmart has Borax, Kroger has the washing soda and fels naptha - you can get the 5 gallon bucket from walmart or any hardware place or if you are more frugal than even I am you can hose out your kitty litter bucket. - actually I would have done that too if we didn't use the bag stuff :) - I just stole Benjamin's twilight bucket - I'll have to get him another one soon!
one more thing - I didn't wear a mask - mine didn't get that powdery
I LOVE SAVING MONEY