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The Best Budget Friendly DIY Laundry Detergent

June 7, 2016 1 Comments

Budget Friendly DIY Laundry Detergent

I’ve been making this budget friendly Laundry Sauce for ages now. It saves me TONS of money with having 3 guys in my house!

I do laundry almost daily and needed a cheaper option than the Tide which costs me roughly $2.00 a load almost! That was eating away at my food/supply budget. I couldn’t afford to eat AND do laundry at the same time! It got to be a little ridiculous.

This laundry sauce costs me around .20 cents a load! I love that cost! It’s so much more effective, I’ve found, at getting out stains. Although it doesn’t substitute for bleach, it definitely helps me keep my whites clean.

Check out this link for the recipe!

I use the recipe exactly as called for save for one aspect. DoTerra Essential Oils is something I add to the water when I’m dissolving the soap. I have a high-efficiency washer and sometimes it starts to stink. The essential oil helps it smell cleaner for longer! Although it doesn’t substitute a good cleaning of your washing machine. Who would have thought that you’d have to clean the machine that cleans your clothes! Affresh makes a great cleaner for high-efficiency machines.




Mil-Spec Mom

Nila is an Army Wife, mother of two boys, and a firearms instructor. She is currently pursuing a double masters in Homeland Security & Emergency Disaster Management, while trying to balance the daily life of being a SAHM/WAHM. She loves ice cream and learning about self-defense as a mother. For more info please click the "About Mil-Spec Mom" tab at the top.

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    August 28, 2018

    Nila, I used to use afresh in my washer but still wound up with a stinky washer, it might be due to the fact RV’s are prone to excess moisture, but I started buying 15 lb sacks of baking soda at sams. I add one scoop to every load and my clothes and towels feel and smell cleaner and no more stinky washer