purposeful living guidebook
One household item I hate to buy is laundry detergent because it is so darn expensive and it’s a pain to load & unload from the store aisle to the shopping cart, then from the shopping cart to the check out aisle, then back into the cart, out to the parking lot & into your car, then out of the car into the home. Not to mention the trip from my home to the landfill….call me lazy, but I want to do less of this in my life.
Sure, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that big of a deal to spend $20, do some hauling here & there, and then just throw away the container when you are done…but everytime I have to pay almost 20 of my hard earned dollars for laundry detergent, I get a little sad.
Finally, I looked up recipes for DIY Liquid Laundry detergent & was happy to find so many people who feel the same way. There is one common recipe out there that is so simple, that so many people endorse, that I had to try it. Lo & behold, it works like a charm.
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent
My first load of wash using this recipe was socks, underwear, towels & gym clothes – stinky & dirty. It all came out clean & fresh smelling without strong perfume smells. This recipe is a keeper – it definitely removes dirt & odors from clothing.
Just so you know, this is a low sudsing detergent. At first I was afraid my clothes wouldn’t come clean & would smell funky because I didn’t see one sud during the entire wash cycle. (Yes, I watched the laundry through the front loader window!) But don’t fret, it’s cleaning as you watch.
And last but not least, as with all other detergents, if you get a stain, pre-treat that bugger before throwing it in with a load of wash. You can’t expect miracles from this, just savings & the happiness you feel when you try something new & like it : )