Friday afternoon I went shopping with the help of The Thrifty Florida Mama as well as other bloggers who help co-ordinate coupons and sales, I saved 19.99 at Walgreens with bogo plus duplicate coupons and store coupons on cleaning items, also sales on some canned meat (which I won't eat but others will). Then I used some coupons at Kroger and shopped only sale items and saved another 9.99 there. I spent less and brought home more than I usually do.
After the grandboys went home, I got out the ingredients to make Powdered Laundry Detergent:
1.5 c grated ivory or fels naptha soap-finely grated
3/4 c washing soda
3/4 c borax
I use 2 T per load. 1 T if it is a light load.
This costs about $1.10 per recipe. That is about 24 loads + .05 per load.