Monday, January 7, 2013

Frugal Mondays

I'm going to try to share some things that we have been able to cut back on each Monday. Todays frugal tip is something most of you probably do - or have at least heard of... make your our laundry detergent.   We started making our own detergent this summer because my daughter and I kept breaking out in hives. (and we were using Tide free that we have always used) . Can I tell you I LOVE making my own detergent!! Here's why -

1. It saves money. I can make one gallon ice cream jug full of detergent for about $5 and it last FOREVER! They say you  only need to use 1 teaspoon but I just can't seem to put just 1 teaspoon in - it just feels wrong!! lol ! But I do use a lot less than I used of the store bought kind.

2. It works great!

3. No more hives - this was a GREAT plus for us

4. It is relaxing to make. It doesn't bother me at all to sit and grate the soap.

Have you tried making your own detergent yet? If you haven't give it a try.

1 comment:

  1. Can you share your recipe or how I can find out more about making my own detergent? It sounds great!