Home Made Laundry Detergent…and a wip

Home Made Laundry Detergent…and a wip

I have been working on and off as time allows on my new pattern using the African Flower Hexagon. Above you can see a sneak peek at the wip…I have really enjoyed working with the red yarn, and of course, had to add some pink in… 🙂

Some feedback on the Home Made Laundry Detergent. IT ROCKS!!!!! Well, I was a bit hesitant, thinking (stupidly!) that if it cost so little to make, it couldn’t do the same job as the regular stuff. It works like a charm! I have given some to my sister and mom, and so far my sister has given it a thumbs up… Mom, I still have to chat to about how she found it works 🙂

I did a costing exercise for you all to see…

Borax R9.99 for half a cup
Washing Soda R6.25 for half a cup
Sunlight bar of soap R5.00

So…total cost of making a very concentrated 10L bucket = R21.24

At the very least, I will do around 80 loads of washing with 10L….so the cost = R0.26 per load!!!!!

I have used half a cup of the concentrate for a load of washing. As it is really thick, I have watered it down with about 500mls of water. It really works very well. I am decidedly not buying the regular stuff anymore…after all, why spend money on that which goes down the drain?

I am going to try my hand at making soap this weekend…again, using Rhonda’s recipe. This blog is awesome…go and take a look around 🙂

Any good ideas for cost saving that you’ve tried? I’d love to know 🙂



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