2nd batch of Laundry Detergent!

2nd batch of Laundry Detergent!

Happy 1st day of SUMMER!

I love summer! It is my favorite my season. The hotter the better too!  We will be in pool all weekend celebrating this wonderful time!  🙂

I can not believe that my $33.47 laundry detergent lasted over eight and half months plus all that I gave away!  Amazing!  I have been very happy with its cleaning power.  I had half of a bottle of Tide and never thought to use it.

Being down to just a small amount it was time to replenish. I thought about making the liquid version but decided to make another batch of powder.  I didn’t use 2-55 oz. Purex fabric softeners like last time.  I have been using the Downy soaked towel so don’t need that extra softener.  The original recipe was for 1-2 55 oz. bottles.  This saved me $10 too.  So this batch cost me $23.47!

 

 

detergentIngredients:
Box of Borax
Box of Arm & Hammer Washing soda
4 lbs. Baking soda (I keep a large bag on hand)
2 bars of Zote
1-2 55 oz. Purex Fabric Softener Crystals (only had 26 oz so used 2 of those)
3 lbs. oxyclean or generic

 

The time consuming part is grating Zote bars.  Grate like you would parmesan cheese. That does take a while so if you have a food processor, use it!  Savings is so worth the forty minutes to an hour it takes to grate though!
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Mix it all together in a large garbage bag.  Use your hands or large spoon to mix it too.  Once all mixed together put into containers.
Use a funnel to put in Purex bottles.  (We now have a funnel just for this purpose.)  Use a knive to push out any clumps.  I had saved an epsom salts bulk container to use this time with my four Purex bottles.

Use 2 Tablespoons or as I do and fill Purex lid 1/4 to 1/2 full per load

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I ♥love♥ making my own laundry detergent! Its not something that I have do but truly believe it cleans just as well as my Tide.  So why wouldn’t I continue using it and save us so much money?  I also love I am keeping containers out of landfills.  Every bottle I don’t buy and every bottle I reuse to store detergent is helping the environment.

It is definitely my most money saved pin that I have done on this journey!  Laundry detergent for over a year at $57, can’t be beat! So glad I tried it back in October.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend!  See you back here on Monday.  Now that its summer I am only going to post Monday through Friday.  Time to enjoy the heat of summer with hubby, family, and friends on weekends.  🙂

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