Laundry detergent is getting to be outrageously expensive. So why not make your own? Here’s a recipe from Suddenly Frugal, a Web site dedicated to stuff like this. Here’s your shopping list: Arm and Hammer Washing Soda; 20 Mule Team Borax; bar of Fels-Naptha Soap. You should find all three items at any local supermarket in the laundry aisle. Get a 10-cup tub or other container with a lid. Mix 2 parts washing soda (started with two cups of washing soda) with 2 parts Borax (again, two cups) and 1 part grated or chopped Fels-Naptha soap (use a cheese grater and grate 1 cup). Mix all ingredients together in the container. To do laundry, use 3-4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) of this mixture in the wash cycle (add when water is coming in). Don’t worry if you don’t see any soapy bubbles. It cleans great! And it costs a fraction of commercial detergent. To see the story of the woman who concocted this recipe, go online to http://www.suddenlyfrugal.com/2009/02/4-easy-steps-for-diy-laundry-detergent/. It’s pretty interesting!