Saving Money With Homemade Laundry Soap DetergentPosted: January 6, 2012
This blog could not be complete without a recipe for homemade laundry soap detergent. I won’t pretend I was the clever one that came up with it, so here is a link to the source!
This is the recipe I use:
* 1 bar of shaved soap (you can use Ivory, Zote or Fels-Naptha). I use a cheese grater. My sister dumps the shavings into a food processor after she grates it. Whatever floats your boat.
* 1 cup Washing Soda
* 1 cup Borax
Thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes! Only 1 TBSP needed per load!
Making your own detergent is quick and painless. It also spares some benjamins. I think it cleans well, also.
According to the writer of this recipe, one will save $0.16 per load. See his calculations HERE. $0.16 per load doesn’t sound like a lot, but if you wash 2 loads a day you will save $116 over the course of a year. That’s like a new pair of boots!