I Made It:: Laundry Detergent
Have you made your own laundry detergent? Amber posted about her homemade laundry detergent and I decided then I was going to make some. If she can make it, I’m sure I can. (giggle)
Wait, wait, wait. I’m getting ahead of myself. You are probably wondering who I am. Because those are clearly not Amber’s kids and I am not Amber. I am Ashley; working behind the scenes tracking down deals, new printable coupons, and helping to answer questions on Facebook. When I’m not on the computer I am a mom to Jackson and Ella and wife to Chad.
My biggest reservation about the homemade detergent was will it get my kids clothes clean. I have two small kids who can make a rather large mess. But like I said I am willing to try anything once. I made my list of things I needed and headed to Walmart; striking gold on my trip. Everything I needed was on the laundry detergent isle and I even scored a bar of the Fels Naptha soap that everyone says they have a hard time finding. Purchased my loot and head home to make my detergent.
Measuring my washing powder and Borax, the water, and grating the soap was simple enough. I originally forgot to heat mine so it did not “melt”. Oops. But that was easily taken care of by pouring my mixture into a large pot and heating. I let it sit over night, stored in a plastic pitcher I had, and the next morning was excited to try my new concoction on the laundry I had waiting. Yay!
I am now on my second batch of the detergent and can say I am pretty satisfied with the way it cleans my laundry. If I happen to have some tougher stains I still pre-treat with my favorite stain remover.