When I first started as a homemaker, my goal was not a healthy laundry routine. My goal was a CHEAP laundry routine. I was looking for the cheapest way to do laundry possible. I didn’t look at ingredients. I didn’t care about brands. All I wanted was cheap laundry detergent that I could buy for rock-bottom prices (usually using coupons).
That’s when I realized I could save even more money by making homemade laundry detergent.
I went thru several different recipes before I found one that worked for us. One of the reasons I tried so many options was because my son Eli has extremely sensitive skin. Not only did I want to save money, but I also needed to find a more healthy laundry routine. We have to be so careful because he has a reaction when he gets around anything synthetic, harsh cleaners or chemicals, etc. He couldn’t handle store-bought detergents or even some of the homemade detergent recipes I tried. I finally found one that wasn’t bothering him, but then our washing machine seemed to stop working. Barry decided to take it apart and clean it out to see what the problem was.