How much money do you spend on laundry detergent? It can be so expensive-especially if you are picky and/or want something natural.
I have been using homemade laundry soap for about a year and a half now. I will never look back!
Not only is homemade laundry soap cost effective, it’s mild on Husband’s skin. It also leaves clothes feeling cleaner, and it smells fabulous.
Whip some up-I dare you!
Here is my recipe:
Yield: enough to last me 2-3 loads of laundry a week for a year!
6 cups Borax
4 cups shredded soap (I use Ivory since it has no additives)
4 cups Baking soda
4 cups Washing soda
Combine all ingredients and shake well to mix
Store in an air tight container
Add 1/8 cup to a load (not more! too much is bad for your clothes)
*I add ½ cup of distilled white vinegar to a Downy ball as a natural fabric softener*
Husband brought some “free and clear” laundry detergent from the Hoosier state when he moved here and I did not want to waste it. However, I noticed when I switched from my homemade soap to that detergent my body itched in the evenings-especially my legs. I have since let that box go, it is not worth the $4 already spent on it, and went back to my homemade soap. No more itchies!
What’s your favorite recipe?
Note* I do not use the dryer to dry my clothes, I hang dry everything. LOVE it!