Kat Made Her Own DIY Laundry Detergent – Follow Up
Back in March, I took on the task of making my own laundry soap. I ended up going with the powdered detergent recipe that I had found, and it works great!
A quick trip to Walmart, and I had all of the supplies that I needed. All of the ingredients are age old, tried & true, and natural! They are safe for the environment!
- One 4 lb box of Borax - $3.23
- One 4 lb box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (I accidentally picked up Baking Soda, but it is working just fine) - $2.88 NOTE: I did end up getting the Washing Soda & Adding it in.
- 2 bars of Fels Naptha - $0.97 each. This has a very fresh & clean smell.
All of these ingredients cost me about $8.00, and I didn't even use the entire box of Borax or Baking Soda. This means that I have extra Borax & Baking Soda for other household cleaning! Since making the detergent back in March, I have finally used all of my soap... and it only took me SIX months - I ran out the end of August. That means that my monthly laundry cost was just over $1.25. Needless to say, I just made my second batch of laundry soap, and I my wallet is a little heavier thanks to my DIY laundry detergent.
Also as a side note, the bar Fels Naptha soap is a wonderful laundry pretreatment. I recommend grabbing an extra bar. It works far better than any of the sprays that I've ever used. My only complaint is that I wish I would have discovered it when my daughter was younger.