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.)
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.
Once your soap has melted pour into the bucket and stir.
Your all natural laundry detergent is ready for use! Use one cup of the mixture for every load of laundry.
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.)