Regarding dryer sheets, if the other options above aren’t working for you, I started using the dryer balls from Wal Mart a couple years ago. $5 a pair (I use four in my dryer) and they lasted two years with a family of six before needing replacing. Considering the 10 loads a week we average, that is less than $.01 per load. I’ve just started making all my scent free products on my own after shelling out the dough for the past several years (do to allergies), thanks for the recipe. I’m currently using a homemade liquid laundry detergent but will try this next.
When we first set out to make our own homemade laundry detergent we thought it would be difficult and time consuming – turns out it’s neither. Making your own laundry powder is fast, easy, and inexpensive.
I love your recipe and will use it to make my first batch of homemade laundry detergent. I just wanted you to know that the link you have with a recipe to turn baking soda into washing soda does not work. Access to the information is only available to person’s who are invited by the owner of the “hollythehomemaker” blog and no one else. I tried to get access but to no avail I can’t get the information. Can you post this recipe somewhere on your website and link it for us? Thanks much and I’m so happy I found your blog. You have really useful information.
I’ve been conflicted. Wanting to make my own homemade laundry detergent, but stuck in the comfort and certainty of the store-bought detergent. I’ve spent many nap times, quietly sipping my coffee with toys scattered across the floor, the laundry pile starring me down, formulating the perfect homemade soap in my tired mommy-brain. A soap that’s effective at fighting stains, odors, and doesn’t ruin our clothes.