For years I’ve been purchasing a super sized box of laundry detergent. 26.4 pounds/ 275 loads. I felt it has served me well. It was a good choice because I didn’t need to be replenishing my stock very often. Thereby reducing trips to the store and avoiding excessive packaging.
I come from frugal stock; frugality is ingrained in my personality. Even so in the past few years I have learned more and more about wise money and environmental choices. I began to do laundry exclusively in cold water. It was then that I discovered that the detergent I was using didn’t completely dissolve, leaving little white flakes behind even after a long rinse cycle.
Many of the blogs I read have had posts about homemade laundry soap. I was anxious to finish my mega-box so I could give it a try, especially after I picked up a bar of Fels-Naptha soap for 50 cents at a thrift store.
Today was my first opportunity to try it out. I ran a load of lights.
(That’s white vinegar in the Downy ball)
I’ll reserve judgment until I’ve run it through the paces more but I’m pleased with today’s results. There was no residue of the soap left behind even though I used cold water. The laundry came out of the dryer fresh & clean. I can hardly wait for the sun to return so I can dry stuff outside again.
Have you tried homemade laundry products?
What do you use? Dry or liquid?
How do you feel about the results?