Did you know there are people out there making their own laundry soap? I've always bought Tide, sale or no sale, it's a staple in our house. Until my friend Sarah offered me a sample of her homemade laundry soap when we visited a few weeks ago. She said her whites have never been so white!
The small ziploc bag she gave me lasted about six loads and I felt like it worked just as well, even getting spaghetti stains out with one washing!
The recipe seemed simple enough and apparently there are big savings.
I spent about $25 and it is suppose to last for 300 loads because all you need is 1 TBSP. I'm keeping tabs on how long it really lasts.
You can find the recipe here. I found everything at Kroger and Sarah purchased it all at Meijer.
**We didn't add Dr. Bronners because we couldn't find it, but added 2 bars of Fels Naptha and an entire small jar of Oxi-Clean**
It took less than an hour to put it all together. Everyone was helping until the kids passed out from the powder fumes...just kidding:)
And even if you aren't into making your own soap, I would suggest buying this pre-treater. Wet the stained item, rub the bar on the stain, and let it sit until dry. Wash and voila! The bar is $1.50, can't beat it!
It's no miracle detergent, but it is great and cheap!
Let me know if you try it:)