February 1, 2015 at 12:57 am #35534
We’re made laundry detergent today. We save $$ doing so and better soap for us as well as the environment. If you have not already checked out how this prep know-how can help. Save $$$ for other preps. Money I saved today on laundry detergent went to an ammo purchase this afternoon.
We made 5 gallons of detergent for around $2.50 – ingredients include water, baking soda, bar of natural soap, and little borax. 5 gallons will last us about 2 months. If we had chose to purchase laundry detergent in our local store (coop) we’re talking 5 gallons costing us around $50.00. And important as well is our enjoyment working as a family to produce what we need. It’s been healthy for our children to see this kind of effort.
For us, success in prepping has in part come from identifying these useful ‘tweaks’ in our daily consumption and divert savings to important priorities in our emergency planning.
Just do a search on the Internet for making homemade laundry detergent.
All the best,
ChesterFebruary 1, 2015 at 4:56 am #35544
Chester, can you break this down into a recipe and directions?February 1, 2015 at 5:01 am #35546
Great, agree with 74, recipe and directions please. Sounds cheap.February 1, 2015 at 5:57 pm #35550
A bar of natural soap? You mean glycerin soap.February 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm #35553
Here’s more on recipe and production process —
We use simple bar of soap with natural ingredients. We buy ‘seconds’ hence cheaper…soap has some shape irregularities from production process. Pick your own…my father-in-law likes using ‘Irish Spring’ bar of soap in the recipe. This is soap we used yesterday from our local coop.February 2, 2015 at 2:36 am #35567
Thanks for the link to the ingredients chester.
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