I posted a recipe for laundry detergent recently and my friend Heather wanted to update us on how it went…
I got stuff to make our own laundry detergent tonight after your post. We ran out of both laundry detergent and Downy at the same time, so once we were home we thought if we can make our own detergent, why not try to make fabric softener too. Well, we found an awesome “recipe” here and we made it out of stuff we already had, which made it even better. We poured it into our old Downy bottle, and can still use it with our Downy ball, because it says to use it like you would the regular stuff. Also, for the detergent, we have a 4 gallon beverage container with a spout that we bought for homemade iced tea and we plan on using that for the liquid detergent.
I took pics as we made it. The pictures are pretty self explanatory. It was so easy to make! It is pretty gross and thick. 24 hours after, my husband went to stir it and it was like solid. But after he stirred it, it’s just like chunky gel. It washes the clothes so well! It actually makes his work shirts (he is a cook) smell better!
And after using it for a month, I will never buy any detergent or fabric softener again. I love the way our clothes smell and I love how easy and cheap it was!