Laundry Needs

Homemade Laundry Detergent (@ a cost of approximately $3.00 for 10 gallons)

Makes 5 gallons concentrated laundry detergent. This generally costs  between $3 to $4 dollars per 5 gallon bucket (depending on where you buy the ingredients). I believe it works better than the leading store brands.
Prep Time:20 mins.
You will need: 
One 5 gallon bucket
2 quart saucepan
2 foot stick( for stirring)
Cheese grater or food processor
Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap
4 cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
½ cup Borax
  Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
  Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
  Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (It will gel.)
  Use 1/2 to 1 cup per load.

Homemade Fabric Softener
You will need:

1 gallon container ( reuse the one from the store, it’s perfect)
6 cups water
3 cups vinegar
2 cups cheap hair conditioner (Dollar store brand will do just fine. It should make your clothes smell good. The stronger the scent the better.)
Pour ingredients into jug and shake to mix thoroughly. Use ½ of a cup per load of laundry.

Even Cheaper Fabric Softener
You will need:

1 gallon container
1 cup baking soda
6 cups distilled white vinegar
8 cups water
10 -15 drops orange
or lemon essential oils.  First add the baking soda to the plastic container. Next add 1 cup of water to start with. Slowly add the vinegar to the bottle as the vinegar and baking soda will start to fizz. Then add the rest of the water swirling around & cover venting the top a few times. Last add the essential oil. Add 1 cup in your final rinse cycle for each load but give the bottle a good shake to stir up the essential oil if using.

Wrinkle Releaser
You will need:
1Spray bottle
¼ cup fabric softener
2T. White vinegar
Cold water.
Pour fabric softener and vinegar into the bottle and swirl to mix. Add water very slowly so it does not make suds. Swirl again gently to mix. Spray fine mist onto your clothing as you would store brands. Gently pull out wrinkles. Hang for a moments to dry