Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Basic Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent
So, the research began.
I'll be honest, I didn't do an extensive amount of research, but basically wanted to see which recipe folks seemed to prefer, which one they thought cleaned the best and which one provided the most savings. The basic recipe I chose makes 10 gallons (5 gallons of concentrate), and it costs a mere $2.10 per gallon to make. That's a savings of $14.37 per gallon! Multiply that by 10 gallons, and you've saved a nice little chunk, huh?
These are your cast of characters, so to speak:
1 bar of Fels Naptha soap*
1 cup Arm Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
This basic recipe makes a concentrate that will fill a 5-gallon bucket.
Here's what you do: