Hey guys, its Kate here from Candidly Kate!
Before my little man was born, my husband and I threw in a couple loads of laundry on Saturday morning and that was that for the week. After little man came around, it was a completely different story. Now I do laundry all. the. time. It multiplies like bunnies. And I used to spend a small fortune on laundry detergent. Am I alone?
I have a recipe for homemade liquid laundry detergent here, but frankly it got to be a bit much. I needed something quick, cheap, and easy that was good for sensitive skin. You see, Little Man has really sensitive skin. We can only use one brand of diapers, and a different brand of wipes (weird, I know!), and if I wash his clothes in a washing machine other than ours (and don’t double rinse the clothes) he breaks out. I blame it on his father. Anyway, this stuff works great for him too.
The ingredients can be found on most grocery store laundry detergent isles or can be ordered online. They are all really cheap, making the cost of this stuff incredible.
You need baking soda, washing soda, borox, and a bar of Fels Naptha. (Side note: Rubbing a slightly wet bar of Fels Naptha works wonders on stains too, so grab an extra bar!)
To make, just grate the bar of soap (the finer the better) and add 1 c. of each of the other three ingredients and mix together. That’s it! And it literally takes 5 minutes to make enough for about 40 loads. Use about 2-3 Tbls. for a large load.
Our clothes always come out fresh and clean and the cost makes me happy.
Maybe that’s why I don’t mind doing laundry! Well, and the fact that my husband always puts the clothes away. I swear that is the worst part. Am I alone?