Saturday, April 4, 2009

Laundry Detergent Review


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As you know, the other day I made a batch of homemade powdered laundry detergent. I used it for the first time and let me tell you...I like it. You use very little of it (1 Tblsp.) to a regular load. In fact I had a full, large load that included jeans and heavy material fabrics. I did not use fabric softener of any kind in the load to get the full affects of the detergent.

The results are in...my clothes came out very clean, I used cold water and there was no residue left on my clothing, I did not have to do a second rinse cycle to get them fully rinsed out, while folding my laundry I noticed that even though fabric softener was not used my clothes were still soft. Even my jeans were pretty soft which impressed me. As for the scent of my clothes...there wasn't any perfume type smell to it like you find with other commercial brands (not that that is a bad thing) but everything just smelled fresh and clean.

My thoughts...I like it. I really like it. I am going to try my hand at the liquid form next but I like this version a lot.

7 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

I read about your making the laundry detergent and wondered if I wanted to do this. This is high praise for giving it a try.

Have A Spectacular Saturday
From Roberta Anne
"The Raggedy Girl"

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Raggedy,

If you do venture to try it, I'd love to know your thoughts on your experience with it.

Sandra said...

Now I REALLY want to try it.

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing about how to make your own laundry soap and then also your review of it! This is something that I would love to try to do sometime. Especially after reading your glowing report. :)

momma2thestrainkids said...

could you use a bar of felsnatha instead of Zote? and just grate it?

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Momma2thestrainkids,
I don't see why you couldn't use it instead. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you try it.

Ronda said...

Mornin,
I am so glad you have tried making your own laundry detergent.
I have been making my own Liquid/Gel detergent for years now.
You can even add pure essential oils to it (before it sets to a gel) for a soft and gentle fragrance. I just love Rose, Jasmine, & Lavender.
I put about 30 drops to a 5 gallon bucket of the detergent. It smells fabulous.

Try keeping a journal of all the supplies that you used to purchase (and the prices to of course), and then keep track of what it now costs to do your laundry and then compare. You will be shocked.

Also, use 1/2 of a cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle, instead of store bought fabric softener. The vinegar kills bacteria and will totally remove any and all laundry detergent residue from the clothing material. Ir your worried about any vinegar odor....don't be, it disapates fast, and your clothing is even softer than before. Really it does work. and the vinegar is good for your washing machine too.

Love & Praryers,
Ronda