Sunday, October 6, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

We've been wanting to make our own laundry detergent for a while, but...
1. We wanted to wait until we used up the detergent we had AND
2. We wanted to wait until we were moved in to our new house

A few months ago we attended a local Green Fair and learned about different things...composting, eco friendly products, organic food and how to make your own laundry detergent. My husband and I were still using up our old detergent at the time so put the detergent recipe off to the side until now.

We purchased all the necessary ingredients and were ready to get started.
We added an ingredient (OxiClean) and have found a way to make it scented if we want. It was easy to make and we'll definitely make more. I've read several articles about the benefits of homemade detergent and one of the benefits is softer clothing. Most people said you will see a noticeable (positive) change after the article of clothing has been washed a few times.

Next, I'd like to find a cute container that I can put the detergent in. Next time I run to the store I will have to browse the container/canister aisle and see what I can find. I'm so excited that we're able to start using this new detergent now.

Please let me know if you have any advice for us. Thank you!