Thanks to my blog friend Rhonda, I had the inspiration to make my own laundry detergent. From scratch. I can hardly believe myself. I'm going crunchy here. Imagine how nice it'll be to have fewer plastic bottles in landfilbla bla bla I did it because it's so doggone cheap. On her blog, she said it's about 17 cents less per load than Tide, and I buy Gain, which is a good bit more expensive than Tide. Plus, I can make it smell like whatever I darn well please. Really, I'm only thinking about myself here.
It took about half an hour to make, and quite a bit of elbow grease to grate the laundry soap bar. And a little willpower, because the grated soap looked like cheddar and I really like cheddar. I think it might be many many months before I have to buy laundry detergent again, if this stuff doesn't suck. If it does suck, I'm out less than 10 bucks and a 5 gallons of water. Really, a fun experiment.
I'll let y'all know how it goes.
4 days ago