Thursday, April 21, 2011

For the Love of Suds: All natural laundry detergent

It wasn’t long ago that I took to thinking about making my own laundry detergent. I mean really, I keep having all these babies and Tide is pretty expensive. I thought about it…for about a day…or a minute and then went on with the Tide way of life…until I met Lorie!

We were taking our annual trip to the Farm Expo and ran into For the Love of Suds. For the Love of Suds makes handmade soaps, lip balm, and laundry detergent. You can read more about the company here.

I was very skeptical at first, (because I’m always skeptical), but I really enjoy this product. So much so, I bought a year’s supply! It is very easy to make and only $5 for a 5 gallon bucket. YES! FIVE DOLLARS for a five GALLON bucket!

When you purchase the laundry detergent, you will receive a bag containing a powder mix and a bar of soap. You will need a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. (We purchased one at Wal-Mart.)

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Cut the soap into small pieces and melt on the stove top with five cups of water.

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Add 3 gallons of hot water to the powder mixture in your bucket. Mix well. Scrape your fingers along the bottom of your bucket to be sure the powder has not settled and has mixed well.

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Once your soap has melted pour into the bucket and stir.

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Your all natural laundry detergent is ready for use! Use one cup of the mixture for every load of laundry.

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I have found the product cleans your clothes and leaves them smelling very natural and fresh.  Hope you will stop by the website and check out For the Love of Suds!

(I was in no way reimbursed for this review. I purchased each product I have received from the company. My review was done because I wanted to share a great, natural, and thrifty product with you.)

6 comments:

Sarah : ) www.crumbsundermytable.blogspot.com said...

We've been using Charlie's Soap (an all natural clean rinsing soap), but this sounds cheaper. Definitely going to check it out :)
Btw, you have a beautiful model in your demonstration photos. She looks like a pro ;)

Trisha said...

Thanks for the review, Michelle! My little ones will enjoy sitting on the bucket and helping mix everything, too. :) Grace and peace unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, my friend.

Persis said...

Thanks for the info. It looks healthier and economical.

Gregg said...

Sounds great. A gal in our fellowship makes her own soap, cheese, et cetera. Great picture of the "help"


Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

Gospel-driven Disciples

Susan said...

The extent of my "going natural" is using less laundry detergent and adding baking soda to the wash cycle, and using apple cider vinegar to the rinse cycle. My clothes smell clean and feel wonderful...but your soap seems like a very good idea! Your model did an excellent job of demo-ing. She should do their commercials! Her big smile in the last picture is gorgeous.

Grateful for Grace said...

This sounds great! I will be checking it out. I've tried making my own before, but I wasn't thrilled with it.

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