One simple way to save money is by not buying laundry detergent. No, I don't mean to stop doing laundry, (although that does sound enticing) but to make your own laundry detergent! There are pages upon pages of different recipes for homemade laundry detergent on the internet. I chose to use a powder detergent because it was easier to make than the liquid. I find it is easier to store than the liquid detergent also. I found this recipe at DIY Natural. They have a cost analysis on their website that breaks the cost per load down to $0.05!
|This saved a lot of time and effort!|
1 bar shaved laundry soap
1 cup A&H Super Washing Soda
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
Mix together and you're done! Use one tablespoon per load, or 2 for heavily soiled loads.
- If you are willing to take the time and prefer a liquid detergent, you can also go one step further and add essential oils to add a fresh scent to your laundry.
-More recipes (including liquid recipes) can be found at tipnut.com