Have you ever thought about making your own DIY cleaning products? I have been making my own laundry soap for a while now. I like to experiment with different things until I reach desired results. My first try was a fail. I made a liquid one with essential oils and it turned out a mess. I am sure it’s possible but I prefer the dry ingredients. I have finally found one that the family approves of. Odors are no more and the clothes come out really clean.
One of the ingredients I like to use in my DIY Laundry Soap is baking soda. You can choose your own brand but I have been using Arm & Hammer pure baking soda from Walmart. It cost $3.01 and you get a 4 LB box. Baking soda is a household favorite. It has many uses in the home one of which is to clean. It is also a wonderful deodorizer for heavy soiled laundry.
Super Washing Soda
I had researched for a while for a healthier way of making my own soap. I wanted to stop using the detergents that are not helpful for people with sensitive skin. Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda is pretty cheap at only $3.97 a box. It comes in a 3 LB box. I have also read a lot about Borax but I haven’t tried it yet as I am really happy with my mixture.
You can get away with not using essential oils in your DIY Laundry Soap but your missing out on amazing smells. I like to use lavender, lemon, and thieves oil. Ten drops of each. If I’m running low on oils I will only use lavender and the smell is still really strong. I’m a member of young living essential oils so I get a monthly supply of whatever oils I need. There are so many to choose from! Some of my faves are lavender and thieves. Peppermint is amazing for aches and pains but that’s another post for another day. Check out the ingredients for the DIY Laundry Soap.
1 Box Baking Soda (4 LBS)
1 Box Super Washing Soda (3 LBS)
1 Large Glass Container With Lid
10 Drops Thieves
10 Drops Lavender
10 Drops Lemon
1 Scoop (I use between 1/4 and 1/3 cup scoop)
Add all of the ingredients and close the lid. Shake well and there you have it! It last for a long time and it smells great! I also like to make hand and dish soaps for the kitchen. I spent a total of $6.98 and this container will last me for the month. I would call that a save! I use this in my GE Washer and haven’t had any problems. Always make sure to check with your manufacturer to see what is usable in your own machine.
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What are some things you have done DIY? Do you find that it saves you money? Please share in the comments below.