Homemade Laundry Detergent – only .02/load!
Are you done with the high prices of Laundry Detergent and tired of tracking sale after sale to get a great deal? Â Me too. Â Allow me to share my Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe with you. Â I’ve tried different recipes in the past and finally come up with one that I love.
There are two things that seemed to have lacked in other recipes I’ve tried…. Â First, I want my clothes to SMELL clean. Â Like a field-of-daisies-on-a-bright-sunny-day clean. Â (I realize things can be clean without the smell of fresh daisies, but I like the smell, and so does my hubby 🙂 ) Â However, I have a new baby and a little boy with allergies, so I need something that’s not going to irritate the skin.
I’m happy to say, with some of my own tweaking, I’ve finally found that recipe. 🙂 Â This makes enough to last me about 5 months (for my family of 6) and will cost me just .02/load! Â You won’t find a store-bought laundry deal for that price!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Box Super Washing Soda 3lb 7oz
1 Box Borax 4lbs 12oz
1 Box Pure Baking Soda 4lb
4 Bars Ivory Soap (or Zote or Fels-Naptha)
1 Container Oxy Clean 3lbs
*Optional 2 Bottles Purex Crystals for Baby (this smells great and is Dye Free and Hypoallergenic) 28oz
Time-saving tip* Â Don’t waste time grating the bar soap. Â Just pop in the microwave for a few minutes and watch it “bubble”. Â (The kids will love this job 🙂 ) Â Let it cool and then it just crumbles in your hand. Â Throw the crumbled pieces into a food processor and pulse a few times until it’s a fine powder.
Note* I’ve only ever done this with Ivory soap, not sure if Zote or Fels-Naptha will do the same…
Then just grab yourself a large bucket and combine the ingredients! Â (I recommend pouring everything in in layers so its evenly mixed. Â Then stir, stir, stir. Â Thats it! Â You only need 1-2 TB per load as this is much more concentrated than store-bought stuff.
The total cost for everything was $24.91 (except the Ivory), and that’s without coupons. Â So if you have coupons your cost will be less! Â And this should last about 150 loads 🙂
I even got a great deal on the glass container! Get it here from Amazon for just $7.44 (ships FREE with Prime) and grab some fancyÂ chalkboard labels, just .30 each (with FREE shipping!).