What if I told you you could make your own laundry detergent and save 18 cents/load? That would be a savings of $8.64 per 48 loads (the standard amount of loads that one regular bottle of store-bought detergent can provide). Do I have your attention?
Like getting a good deal on laundry detergent? Even some of the best deals can leave you spending anywhere from 7 cents to 20 cents a load (that is if you’re washing what is considered to be a medium load and measuring correctly). What if I told you you could wash a large load of laundry for 3 cents a load?
For years I’ve been wanting to get up enough guts to make my own detergent. We’ve all seen the tidy homesteading blogs of stay-at-home-mom-bloggers (not to mention the Duggars on TLC). I always figured it was way too complex and difficult. And then this morning my wonderful and amazing husband sent me a link from the Sweet Pennies From Heaven blog to a recipe that could not have seemed easier.
I made it immediately (as I already had most of the ingredients in my home already). It took me 10 minutes (which really should count as 5 since most of that time was spent breaking up fights between my sons). I’ll be using the first batch tonight, and will be sure to update any important information.
What I love about it is that the ingredients are simple and natural. I now know what is soaking into the clothes that we wear, clean with, and sometimes (in the baby’s case) eat from.
I made a double batch, and will follow her advice by adding vinegar to beef up my loads when necessary. I also will be toying with the idea of add essential oil to a load to give it a nice scent.
This bargain will encourage even the biggest laundry-scrooges to start hitting the machines…
Happy Laundry Day everyone!0