In November of 2011, my friend Lauri P. posted on fb about a homemade laundry detergent she was making and it piqued my interest so I asked her to share her experience and to share the recipe. After finding all the ingredients at Wegman's per her suggestion, I made my first batch and fell in love. I was certainly skeptical because I thought, "how could such a small amount of non-sudsing detergent get an entire load clean?" I used the 2 tbsps suggested and was surprised to find that indeed, this detergent had some cleaning power. I even used the Fels-Naptha soap bar to treat the underarm area of my husband's shirts. Well about 2 months ago, I ran out and because I wasn't close to the Wegman's I decided to buy the liquid detergent that I used previously and I can honestly say that my clothes were not as fresh and clean as they are/were with the homemade stuff. Yesterday, I made my way out to Wegman's and bought all the ingredients and my daughter helped me whip up my second batch. I ran downstairs to the laundry room to use it right away on a comforter and sheet set that I removed from the dryer yesterday and it just didn't scream freshly cleaned to me at all!! Not only does this stuff work but it wills save you a ton of money because it lasts so long. I have a family of 6 that includes an 11 month old and a 3 year old boy and so we have at least 6 loads a week and sometimes more. The first batch lasted just under six months! I will never go back and now I know that I need to plan ahead when I start running low so I won't have to go back to the overly priced already made stuff. Try it, you'll like!
|I then reuse the OxiClean container and fill it up with the detergent and store the rest in the bag and inside the bucket until needed.|