Saturday, October 22, 2011

Homemade laundry detergent

About a month ago, I decided to start making my own laundry detergent. I had seen several recipes on line and so I began researching them and finally decided on a combination of a couple of them. What I came out with is just amazing. My clothes have never felt cleaner or smelled cleaner. It is so easy to do so I thought that I would share it with y'all. 

I purchased all the ingredients for around  $10.00 at Wal-Mart. I've made 4 gallons of it so far and still have enough left to make at least that many more. I think each 2 gallon batch is costing me about $1.75 which is unbelievably cheap!


Here is a very easy recipe for making your own dishwasher detergent as well. It is very inexpensive and my dishes have never been so shiny! It leaves no spots or residue. Just mix all the ingredients together and shake well!


"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness"
(1 John 1:9)


A Stone Gatherer said...

Hi Beth it's been a long time! I have been wanting to make my own soaps so i'm glad for these recipes. I have a blonde question though. The essential oil is that the name or is there any scent you can use? I don't know if I'd use it or not, but I was just wondering.

fuzzytop said...

Thanks for posting these Beth! I will definitely give these a try!


Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

This sounds great to a cheap old man like me. I think I'll give it a try :-)

God bless and have a wonderful week :-)

*The Old Geezer Blog

Yaya Yarns said...

So excited to get these!! Thank you dear sister!!!

LisaShaw said...

Wow! I love that you not only created your own products but were willing to share with us. You are always such a blessing!

Love you!

Sonja said...

Good for you Beth... this sounds like a 'Little House on the Prairie' woman! I'm not making any promises, but I am genuinely impressed!! :)

Jennifer @ said...

Awesome, Beth!

How does the laundry detergent work for you? I'd be tempted to try it, if it works as well as other detergent. We go through a lot of laundry soap here, and we're fighting some pretty stubborn dirt, especially in the farming clothes. :)