Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tutorial and Price Breakdown

Do you know that if you wash two loads of laundry a day for a year with the homemade detergent instead of Tide you will save $65.70?

It cost me $18.30 OOP {out of pocket} to purchase the supplies for my first batch of Homemade Laundry Detergent. However, I had some supplies left over. So really, I paid $15.67 for 161 loads. Which is approximately $0.09 per load. Compare that to Tide at $0.18 a load. Pretty awesome, huh?

To top it off... this stuff actually works; my clothes come out smelling great and very clean.

Would you like to know how to make your own Homemade Laundry Detergent? Stop by my Just Nifty Thrifty blog for a step by step photo tutorial and price breakdown

I shared this post at Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop. Stop by and see what all the other Farmgirls have to say. 

12 comments:

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

That's cool- do you think it would work in a front loader?

Alana Jo said...

I'm pretty sure my Aunt said she uses it in hers. Let me ask her to be sure. I'll let you know soon.

Alana Jo said...

Ok, I asked my Aunt and she said she uses the liquid version, but doesn't make any changes to the recipe. You can see my SILs liquid laundry detergent tutorial here :

http://www.sweetshoppesoaps.com/2011/04/laundry-soap-tutorial.html

Have a great evening!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

This is on my to do list.

Alana Jo said...

Awesome! Let me know how it goes for ya!

Tiffany said...

Thanks..look forward to checking it out!

Tiffany

Lisa said...

Hey This is really cool! I just might give it a try. Thanks for posing!

Alana Jo said...

Your very welcome :)

gtyyup said...

Looks like a great way to save some money...thanks for posting!

Alana Jo said...

It is and your very welcome :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

I've made & used both the liquid and the dry. I love the powdered version because it's much easier to make. I took a break from making these and bought cheap for awhile, but none were as frugal as the homemade! So today I bought the ingredients to make the powdered again. I love the smell! (I also have used Pink Zote bars and they gave a nice pretty-pink detergent). Happy Detergent-making! :) -Tammy

Alana Jo said...

I've never tried the pink zote bars, but I'm gonna see if I can find them around here.