Homemade Laundry Products

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Updated: 8/29/2012 2:56 pm Published: 8/28/2012 3:34 pm

Potholesandpantyhose.com founder Rebekah Greiman is a firm believe in DIY household items. Her latest quest on Great Day Green Country is to create laundry detergent. "Not only will ridding your home of harmful toxins make your household safer for you, but also for the environment-especially when it comes to what we are pouring down our drains," Greiman said. "Instead of chemical-laden store bought products, I can feel confident that what I am making is non-threatening to the environment, cheaper for me and works better than a store bought product." And here are the ingredients to make your own:
Stain Stick
Laundry Detergent
Pure Washing Soda
Fels-Naptha Soap
Castille Soap
Baking Soda
Measuring Spoons

The money saved to make these products can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. "On average, a typical household does 1-2 loads of laundry per day, if not more if you have kids," Greiman said. "Typical store bought laundry detergent is about $.25 a load vs my homemade detergent which is only $.05 a load. This creates over $100 savings per year if you do only two loads a day. The same holds true for the softener-store bought is around $.08 per load vs homemade that is $.01 per load-a savings of about $51 a year. And store bought stain stick is about $.55 an ounce vs the homemade which is only $.09, saving about $6 a year. Overall, I have saved each year almost $200 just by making these products myself."

High Efficiency washing machines will require a little more care by cutting the recipes in half.

If this seems too daunting and time consuming consider taking one hour every three months to make the laundry items. "Buy all the necessary items beforehand and make sure you have fun containers to store your end products in. You can even make several batches at once and store in a cool, dry place such as a closet for later use," she said.

Visit www.potholesandpantyhose.com for more tips, recipes, projects or homemade household items.

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