Homemade DIY Powdered Laundry Detergent – How Much Can You Save a Year?

A few months ago I started seeing DIY laundry detergents on Pinterest and I thought people were crazy for making their own!  That’s like extreme homemaking, right?!

Well, guess what?  I looked into a bit and I’ve become one of those crazy people!  And maybe I’ll convince you to become one too.

I made the switch from using Tide to Homemade for 1 major reason: COST.
But, we’ll get to that in a moment.  First off, let me show you how easy it is to make!  If it weren’t so simple, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t do it.  But since it is, why not?  It’s as simple as 3 ingredients and 3 steps.

DIY Laundry Soap Recipe

You can find all of these items on the laundry soap isle at Walmart.
Grate the soap.
Blend all ingredients together.
Ready to use!
If you will be using a blender, you may consider doing a cup at a time so as not to overwork your machine.  Or you could just blend the soap, by itself, into finer pieces and mix the other ingredients in with a spoon.  Do whatever ya feel is best!
And if that’s not enough to make you want to run to the store right now for Borax and Super Washing Soda, take a look at the savings you will be making.  Here’s the breakdown according to my figuration.
Per Load
 $0.06 (homemade) vs. $0.17 (Tide)
Per Box – 120 Loads
$7.20 (homemade) vs. $20.40 (Tide)
I think I used to buy a box of detergent about every 2 months.  By making it myself, I will save nearly $80.00 this year!!  And I can’t really tell a difference in my clothes.  They come out just as fresh with homemade detergent as they did with Tide.

To me, it’s worth it.  A penny saved is a penny earned!

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