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.
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.
$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!