UPDATE: Homemade Laundry Detergent

UPDATE: Homemade Laundry Detergent - Its a keeper!

We are happy to announce that we have finally used up our first batch of homemade laundry detergent! I am absolutely thrilled with the results. My laundry has been fresh and clean for a long 8 months. Yeah, did you hear that? I haven't bought laundry detergent in 8 months. That means that my initial $23 investment cost me under $3 per month! Not kidding. That is with baby laundry too! Without baby laundry I am sure it could have been stretched much further!

I whipped up a new batch this afternoon in about 20 minutes. I even grated the soap by hand and added an additional bar this time. I changed softening crystals to Purex's new baby formula that is free of dyes and is hypoallergenic. It has a lovely light floral scent. 

What are the perks of making your own detergent? Well, for starters you just can't beat that price! It works very well and I don't see us ever changing back to regular store bought detergent. I don't have to haul a huge jug of detergent from the shelf to the checkout to the car in the house to the laundry room a couple times a month anymore. Yay! Plus, almost all the packaging that the ingredients come in are biodegradable cardboard. The OxyClean and Purex containers are plastic but can be recycled. We actually keep the containers to use for other things around the house! 

So what are you waiting for?