Yes, I am a Pinterest addict. And I have conquered another “project” that I discovered on the site. This time I got my hands dirty. Making this more out of my curiosity, I made Homemade Laundry Detergent. I had seen many women pin the recipe to their boards and really raved about the cost saving, long lasting product. So, I pinned and made it!
I used the recipe from this girls site. I like her recipe because she added the Oxi-Clean, which is used to get rid of stains. And well, with 3 boys, I need all the stain remover there is!
- Arm & Hammer super washing soda
- Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
- 3-bars Fels Naphtha Soap
- 2-small containers Oxi-Clean
- 1-bar Ivory soap for kicks and giggles
Everything is in the laundry aisle. Except the Ivory soap which is in the Health and Beauty section. I bought everything at Wal-Mart, except the Oxi-Clean, I got that at Big Lots, because it was cheaper there.
Mix all ingredients together and stir it up pretty good. This made about 2 1/2 gallons.
My thoughts and opinion on the detergent. It’s not sudsy, really, not at all. There is a scent, but, it doesn’t keep. But, it does get your laundry clean….even gets the stains out! I’m on the fence about it. I like it, but, I do like the sudsy, fresh spring mountain rain scent on my laundry. I spent a good $17 on all of the ingredients. However, since the husband is Mr. Super-Saver-Coupon-Savvy, he gets us stocked up on detergent pretty cheap and sometimes free!
I will use up the homemade detergent, however, I don’t think I’ll make it again. I like my suds.