Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap
Making your own homemade powdered laundry detergent may take a few extra minutes of your time, but it’s a lot cheaper than store bought. Plus you’re keeping your home chemical free. Continue reading for full instructions and cost break down.
I’ve been making my own laundry detergent for years! It saves so much money plus y’all know how much we try to live without those yucky chemicals! Plus, it’s super easy with just three ingredients: washing soda, borax and Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap .
What you will need to purchase:
• (1) 3 pound box of Super Washing Soda
• (1) 4 pound box of Borax
• (2) Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap Bars
• Container for the detergent
• Wooden Spoon for stirring
• Tablespoon for measuring
Pour the washing soda and borax into a large bowl. Grate both bars of the Dr. Bronner’s soap, on the fine side of the grater, then add to the washing soda and borax bowl. Stir the detergent until it’s all mixed in really well.
How Much Detergent to Use Per Wash?
I use 1-3 tablespoons per wash, depending on the load size and how dirty the load. In a normal load, I normally use 2 tablespoons but if a load is really dirty, I will use 3 tablespoons.
Cost Break Down:
Let’s break down the cost to compare pricing of store bought.
•Washing Soda $4.12
• Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap $3.62
• Total= $12.21
This receipt will make 112 loads, giving you 7 pounds of detergent. Break that down to $0.11 cents per load!
Compare Natural Name Brands: Conclussion:
Now, if I were to buy a natural detergent, let’s compare the costs of those! Let’s compare costs to Whole Foods 365, Molly’s Suds and ECOS.
• Whole Foods 365 for 80 ounces at $11.99 with 53 loads = $0.23 cents per load.
• Molly’s Suds for 70 ounces at $20.99 with 120 $0.30 per load.
• ECOS for 57 laundry square pods at $25.26 for 57 loads = $0.44 cents per load.
Conclusions: Savings, No Chemicals and How Long Will the Detergent Last
Y’all! The math don’t lie! I love saving my family money and we are using a detergent that is not full of chemicals! I call that a win win! This detergent will last us for a month! Can y’all believe that I’m only spending a little over $12 per month on detergent for a family of 6?!
Yes! We use this on our sensitive skin! Several of our family members have sensitive skin with skin issues like eczema, ect. I have even used it in replace of the expensive baby washing detergent! I have been using this recipe for the last 16 plus years!
Liquid Laundry Detergent: Final Thoughts
When I first began making my own laundry detergent, the first recipe I used was for liquid detergent. I used that recipe for the first couple of years since we had a HE Washer and were told to only use HE soap. One day I decided to test a couple loads with the powdered detergent and never went back to the liquid. We have never had a problem with using either recipe’s in our HE washer’s!
Have you ever made homemade laundry detergent? If so, what have been your thoughts? Hope y’all enjoyed the recipe and enjoy the savings!
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