Have you seen the prices on laundry detergent lately? Ridiculous! If you have never made your own, it is something you should definitely give a try. Roll up your sleeves, get out the grater, and find a container. It’s time to learn to make your own DIY homemade laundry detergent.
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DIY HomeMade Laundry Detergent
Not only is making your own laundry detergent more economical but I personally prefer it over the highly chemical detergent available in your local store.
Let’s take a look at the money saving aspect of DIY detergent.
My personal preference on store bought detergent is Gain.
I found these prices on Amazon for costs comparison.
Gain Original Powder – 34 oz. – 30 loads – $9.99 – $0.33 per load
Tide Ultra Powder – 143 oz. – 102 loads – $26.72 – $0.26 per load
I can make my own for less than $0.10 per load.
The ingredients are readily available and easy to find.
1 bar of laundry soap – I use Fels Naptha
1 cup – 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup – Super Washing Soda
All three ingredients should be in your laundry care aisle.
You can add Oxi-Clean from the Dollar Tree if you choose.
Start by grating the laundry soap into a container. A regular cheese grater works fine. Add the Borax and washing soda. Stir and you are done.
You can mix in a blender if you want a finer mixture.
Store in an airtight container.
That’s really all there is to it. You are ready to use your own DIY detergent. Add a tablespoon per load. You may use up to 2 tablespoons for heavily soiled items.
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Do you have other DIY ideas to save money? Add them in the comments and share with others.