I have been making my own laundry detergent for years now. I just love the thought of making my own laundry detergent.
However, when I first started their were so many variables that came to mind when thinking of this challenge: 1) Is it worth the time to make? 2) Will it really save my family money? 3) Will it work just as well as my current laundry detergent, super important. (cough, ummm Tide)
This week I am on a mission (insert mission impossible theme song here) to help you save even more money, but making your own. My plan is to provide you the research to save. I have search the internet high and low for a great recipe. I have also taken a combination of different ingredients that lead me to develop my own recipe.
What I already know, is that making your own combines the main following ingredients; natural bar soap, borax and washing soda (not baking soda, different chemical compound). I know that it is actually better for your family, less chemicals, also less harm to our environment. I have been on a go green kick for a while. It is inexpensive to make in comparison to purchasing your favorite brand of laundry soap from the grocery store. The price comparison will vary based on brand choice, sales and if you had coupons. However, even with a sale and good coupons on laundry detergent it is still not great a deal.
I have never been able to purchase laundry detergent or at least my favorite brand for rock bottom prices. One thing I won’t do is compromise for a cheaper version. I know for a fact that Tide has been rated for many years as the leading brand by consumer reports (we have a subscription, LOVE LOVE this magazine). I am crossing my finger that my little mini research experience will work wonders.
I am going to formulate my first hypothesis for this research experience (taking it back to high school science class).
That homemade laundry detergent will work just as well as my current brand?
Keep your eyes peeled for part 2. Crossing fingers to a promising new start in the field of domestic laundry engineering.