Frugal Tip: Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
Reader Heather shared her great frugal idea…how to make Homemade Laundry Detergent
I try to be super frugal while remaining as earth conscience as possible. Coming from a public health background, I try to avoid phosphate-based laundry detergent due to the detrimental effects on ground water. Buying earth friendly cleaning products (with the exception of white vinegar) is all but out of the question on my budget.
So, in an effort to save money and feel good about the impact on the environment and my family’s health I decided to make my own laundry detergent. Here’s the recipe I use:
Here is Heather’s Recipe (check the box to be able to print the recipe):
With a cloth diapered baby & half a dozen pets I have high standards but I am very happy with this detergent. In the future I will cut this recipe in half – 10 gallons is A LOT of detergent! Also, I might add a couple drops of essential oil.
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