Homemade Laundry Powder

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Life is full of mysteries.
Why is the sky blue?
What do they put in hot dogs?
How the heck does a family of three produce so much dirty laundry?!

I just don’t understand it.
I always thought that once we got past the days of 
cloth diapers & spit-up, the laundry would be much more manageable.
But the basket piled high & shoved in the back of my closet
that’s been awaiting folding for a week says otherwise.

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Don’t judge….

So much laundry means that we blow thru some detergent around these parts.
Not only is that a hefty chunk of change, that is chemicals on our clothing all day long.
Unless you like to run around in your birthday suit….whatever floats your boat man.
But since I have to leave my house and see people, it’s clothes for this ol’ gal.

Dustin and I don’t have sensitive skin or any skin irritations, 
but once little man came along I wanted my home and family to be as natural as possible.

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I tried a few different recipes for natural laundry detergent
before I landed on this one.
We’ve been using it for almost three years and still love it.

Ingredients:

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Combine all ingredients and mix well,
then store in an an air tight container.

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Could that be any more simple?
We have used this in both front, and top loading washers
and our high efficiency with no issues.
Plus, I only use one small (2 tablespoon) scoop per load!

Our clothes are clean and fresh, and our wallet is happy!
Plus, one batch lasts us about four months, and I wash at least a load a day.
Now, I don’t always fold that load….
until nobody can find their undies and I’m forced to be a grown up again.

Have you ever made your own laundry detergent?
Share your tips and recipes in the comments section below!

**Bonus**

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How cute is this detergent container?!
It would be the perfect way to store your goods and
add a little style to your laundry room.
It also includes the scoop and 4 mesh bags: 2 for delicates & 2 for other laundry.
PLUS it’s on sale!  
Originally $49.99 but you only pay $29
Jump on this deal while it lasts y’all!

 

3 comments

  1. Kathy Greene says:

    Hi! I have made/used this. It lasts a long time. (Barbara, they carry the soap at Walmart now. If they are out try Ace Hardware.) I just wish you could buy the soap already grated!

    • Caitlin says:

      I didn’t think to look at Ace. Anything to avoid Walmart! I have used the food processor to do the grating before and save my knuckles 🙂

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