A couple of months ago, my friend Stefanie made her own laundry detergent, hand soap, etc. She told me how it saved her money making it herself, so I got the recipe from her and made some too. I had to try it out before I suggested the recipes to you.
I will tell you that we have an he washer, and it works great! I use one tablespoon for regular loads, and two tablespoons for large or heavily soiled loads. I felt brave one day, so I put the detergent in the dispenser. It worked great! But, I also washed loads with the detergent in the tub, and it did great that way too.
The thing about this fabric softener is that it softens without such a strong scent. After making my first batch, I read someone out on the www that it helps to heat up the water and the vinegar before adding the conditioner. I will try that next time. If you try it let me know how it works for you.
I've also heard that you can use straight white vinegar with essential oil for your fabric softener as well. (I haven't tried this yet.)
This is the recipe I used, but here Jillee has revised it a bit and I have not been able to try it this way. I am getting ready to go throw all of my glasses in the dishwasher to try it out though. Will update this as soon as the dishes are dry. 🙂
I have several more recipes to try, but I just wouldn't feel right sharing them without trying them out first.
Do you have any tried and true money saving recipes?