I felt it was time for me to finally share my wonderful laundry detergent recipe. It is extremely gentle but works wonderfully. Plus, it makes enough for 128 loads for under $2.00.
Now, I cannot take credit for the recipe, but I can do nothing but give praises about it. I have been using it since August, and will not go back.
I found it on Budget101.com (this is an awesome site – be sure to check it out) and now see that there is a couple other more simple options to make it that don’t require cooking it on the stove. I’m going to give one of those a try next time I whip up a batch.
One thing to note: this recipe makes a very thick detergent. Once it is first whipped, it’s very light, but then it does thicken a little bit as it sits. To use, I scoop out 1 Tablespoon with a spoon, add it to the water, then toss in my clothing. Works simply enough for us.
One of my favorite things that I learned from making this:
BLENDER BLADES FIT ON MASON JARS!
That is a handy little tip that I have used many times since. 😉
Be sure to check it out! It’s a great way to cut costs . It can also be a stepping stone for you if you are interested in living more frugally but don’t know where to start.
Personally, I got started because of the expense of dishwasher detergent. I hated the price, so with a little research, I decided to try to make my own. I experimented and ended up with my own recipe that I love and the savings was very appealing. That triggered looking into making my own soaps, detergents, and household cleaning products. And the more research I did, the more I realized that there were ingredients in things that I didn’t like bringing into my home. That led me to start watching the ingredients of our food as well. We have started the process of eating less processed food.
Continue to follow us as we transition.
It’s an exciting journey!