Sunday, January 20, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

New Year's means new experiences and new adventures! I was in Rural King on Thursday, Jan. 3rd getting layer feed for my chickens and decided to just stroll though the aisles, looking at random stuff since the girls were being good and sitting nicely in the cart. I made it down the aisle with cleaning supplies when I can across the bars of Fels-Naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Bar Soap. I remembered reading a blog post about a homemade laundry detergent recipe that used Fels-Naptha so I grabbed several bars. I tried remembering what else was on the ingredient list and pulled Borax and Washing Soda off the shelf as well.
When I got them home, I was excited to make up a batch of Homemade Laundry Detergent. I searched the internet for recipes that used all the ingredients. I came across the Living On A Dime blog. I scrolled through and read her instructions, seemed easy enough to me so I got to work on making the detergent. This is the first time I have attempted anything like this, so I was both excited and unsure of what to expect. I was praying that it turned out right.

This batch didn't have the honey like consistency that the recipe suggests that it would, I think it may have something to do with the fact that I changed the temperature several times because I got it too hot and it boiled over once, hehe. 
The Homemade Laundry Detergent recipe made 2 1/2 bottles of my regular laundry detergent and cost only a few dollars per bottle to make as well! What a deal!

I've been using this detergent since then and I have to admit that I LOVE it! I love the smell and I love how clean and fresh my clothes come out! This may be something I will be sticking with from now on! Whahoo!

Has anyone else tried Homemade Laundry Detergent? Do you use the same recipe that I found on the Living On A Dime blog or do you use a different recipe? If you use a different one, please share yours in the comment, I would LOVE to try it out!

Have a lovely day dear followers!


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