Hello Frugal Confessions Readers!
Here is my confession of the week:
About two and a half years ago I scored a great deal at Kroger’s for Purex concentrated laundry detergent (four bottles for $1.46). We actually just ran out of it all about two months ago, and after spending $5.00 on a bottle of laundry detergent at the store I decided that enough was enough. So I made my own!
For about $8.00 worth of ingredients (I have enough ingredients leftover to make another half batch), I was able to make enough laundry detergent to last our household an estimated 9 months. I am keeping track of how long it lasts by knowing that we do two loads per week (and 1-2 extra loads per month), and recording the starting date on the reused box with a marker. It smells good, and more importantly, so does the laundry! Also, I am so happy to get rid of some of the chemicals that come in store-bought laundry detergent. Win-win here. Thank you Cindy for showing me the recipe you started using!
04/24/2013 Update: I am about to use the last detergent, which means that this $8.00 batch lasted us for a whopping 8 months! Amazing!
What is your confession of the week? I’d love to hear it!