A couple weeks ago I made my own laundry detergent. I wanted to let you all know how it is working, and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts here. If you’ve made it, please comment to let me know!
How well does homemade laundry detergent work? For me, it is working fabulously, my clothes are very clean and don’t smell like anything. They don’t have the heavy detergent smell when they come out of the washer -which is good, because my husband put my detergent in a pickle bucket- doh! It seems that the detergent works just as well if not better than the Purex I was previously using. I have been washing my clothes in cold and warm water and there is no residue or anything on the clothes! I can’t tell you how happy I am with making my own laundry detergent!
What does homemade laundry detergent look like? There is a picture of my homemade laundry detergent up at the top of this post. That is the actual laundry detergent that I made. The consistency is a little different than I thought it would be. It is a little chunky and sudsy. It is more watery than I thought, but that doesn’t seem to affect the way it works.
What was surprising about making your own laundry detergent? A few hours after I got done making it I opened my container to check on it, and was surprised to see it was still all liquid. I wondered what I had messed up! Come to find out, I had to let it sit overnight to come to the consistency it needed to be. I was relieved!
What would you do differently next time? I don’t know if there’s anything I would do differently next time, to be honest. This turned out really well! I may add a few drops of lavender essential oil to give it a really nice scent, but other than that, I won’t change a thing.
How does homemade laundry detergent work in an HE machine? It worked wonderfully in mine! I use about half a cup each time.
If you’ve made your own laundry detergent, please let me know how it’s turned out!