In the last few years I've had several friends venture down the road of making their own laundry detergent - to which I scoffed... I admit it. Recently I've begun to contemplate it as a real possibility and finally bit the bullet and went for it. I did a little bit of research online and found that most recipes were pretty much the same. Ultimately I decided on a recipe (recipe #1 at this site) that was a liquid, since I've heard that liquid detergents are supposed to be better for washing machines and because I have an energy efficient machine that require the detergent to be added after the clothes go in.
The ingredients for the laundry soap can be hard to find for some people, but I found all of the ingredients I needed at Market Basket.
The end product yielded 2 gallons of laundry detergent and I gotta say, I like it. The clean laundry doesn't have as strong a scent to it, but that doesn't bother me at all because it is definitely still clean and clean-smelling. Oh, and did I mention that it's a ton cheaper, too! The bottom line is, everything is coming out clean, and I am very impressed. I will definitely continue using this detergent!
~ Carrie ~