In this day and age, we're all looking to save here and there.
One of the easiest ways to save money is on laundry detergent!
After perusing Pinterest and asking others, I discovered the
basic ingredients needed to make my own at-home detergent. I did
not like how the liquid detergent looked and people I spoke to did
not think it worked that well either. Instead, I opted to combine a
few different pins and found this formula to work the best.
The ingredients are simple (AND CHEAP!)
You will need a large container for mixing and a storage
container for general use. I'm lucky enough that my mom had THE
perfect container to use!
Step 1: Grate the bars of Fels
Naptha soap (I used a regular cheese grater and then washed it very
Step 2: Add the three boxes of other
ingredients. Be wary of some of the power flying up and be sure
that no children are around in case of excessive powder dust!
Step 3: Store in a container until
you are ready to use. For general washing, approximately 2
tablespoons will be perfect!
My soap ingredients cost approximately $12.00 total. My
detergent lasts me quite some time (even with two little,
like-to-get-muddy boys). The ingredients I need are usually found
in the laundry soap aisle. The Fels-Naptha soap in bar foam also
makes a great stain remover to rub on clothing prior to
Have you made your own laundry detergent or homemade cleaner? We
would love if you shared with us on our page!
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