Once upon a time, I set out to find the best homemade laundry soap recipe that could be found in the great vast land called the internet. And whadayaknow, a quick google search and I found recipe after recipe where I learned that there really aren’t that many variations.
Two, in fact. Two homemade laundry soap recipes.
Sure there were some slight variations in the amount of each measured ingredient, but each of these laundry soap recipes gravitated toward 1 of 2 main recipes. And with so very many posts with the same laundry soap recipes out there, I decided instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, it would be smarter to just whip up a batch and test a recipe out to see if they really worked. The savings is just icing on the cake but I needed to be sure it got my families clothes clean. It doesn’t matter how much I save in soap if it doesn’t do a good job.
I have always been skeptical about homemade laundry soap, whether liquid or powder. I have read countless articles on making homemade detergent, but I was still skeptical.
Then I decided to do the research.
The more I read, the more I realized that yes, it would be worth.
But would it really work
I decided to do a “smaller” batch and give it a whirl.
The verdict: WORTH EVERY PENNY!
I am not sure why I was so fearful. It was a tried and true recipe. Before I knew it, I found myself at the checkout line, with all of these crazy ingredients I decided to stick with the powdered laundry soap version as I was lazy and didn’t want to deal with the liquid. The liquid version sounded too complicated (even though I don’t think it is). I just figured with the powder homemade laundry soap recipe , all I had to do was mix everything up; can’t get much easier than that!
Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe:
Note: Use about 2 tablespoons for non-HE and HE washing machines.
I am not sure I will ever go back to store-bought laundry soap. Granted, DIY is a way to my heart. I have to say the quality and smell of my newly washed clothes has been worth the process AND WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Speaking of laundry, Did you known that you can make your own dryer balls for the price of one bottle of fabric softener but your dryer balls will last for years. Yes, you read that right. YEARS. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to make your own felted dryer balls that can last for many years, and best of all, can easily be scented with essential oils to leave your fabrics soft and smelling fabulous.
What’s your favourite Laundry tip?