After 18 months, I am finally ready to post an update to my very first batch of homemade detergent. I am very pleased with the results and have already mixed and started using my second batch!
With that being said, we found that with our front loading washing machine we could actually cut the amount needed per load in half and still get clothes clean. Heavily soiled still required the 1/4 cup but every day clothes could use half (1/8 cup)! That means that my estimated savings drastically increased!
I originally state that my cost was $2.50/10 gallons of detergent (approx. 640 loads for my front loader) and the cost was $0.04/load. Well, that is now approximately 1,000 loads and $0.002/load!!
Gain Detergent: Approx. $205/18 months or $0.25/load
Homemade detergent: $2.50/18 months or $0.002/load
Savings: $202.50/year or $0.248/load
How’s that for savings?!
So what are you waiting for? Go mix up your first batch of detergent right now and start seeing huge savings + get clean, fresh-smelling clothes for next to nothing!
WOW! That is a fabulous savings! I will have to check into making our own laundry detergent. I wish I had a front load machine though. That is on my "wish list".