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Trial Size Scented Laundry Detergent is perfect for you to test out if homemade laundry detergent is right for your family. It makes about 101 loads worth of detergent for less than $8.
It’s been around 6 months since I made my scent free laundry detergent. And now that it is running low it’s time to make some more. However this time I wanted to try a scented laundry detergent.
But of course I don’t want to make a commitment to a huge amount of laundry detergent and have us not like it. So I decided to play around with the ingredients in my trial sized scent free laundry detergent to make a trial size scented laundry detergent.
Trial Size Scented Laundry Detergent:
- 2/3 bar Fels Naptha soap
- 2 1/3 cups borax
- 1 3/4 cups washing soda
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1.5 cups Oxiclean
- 7 1/2 tablespoons scent booster (I used Snuggle)
- Cut the Fels Naptha bar of soap into 3 equal pieces.
- Shred 2 pieces of the Fels Naptha bar with a food processor or box grater.
- In a large container with a tight fitting lid, add Fels Naptha soap shreds, borax, washing soda, baking soda, Oxiclean, and scent booster.
- Close lid tightly and shake to mix.
- Use 1 tablespoon per small load of laundry.
- For a medium to large load use up to 2 tablespoons.
Makes about 152 tablespoons. Which is about 101 loads.
Since we have some members with sensitive skin I wanted the laundry detergent lightly scented. You can easily double the amount of scent booster in your detergent. I wanted to keep it light and hopefully not irritate anyone’s skin.
After a month of use I can say that while our laundry was lightly scented nobody had any irritations or complaints. It still came out clean. I did notice a bit of difference in our budget.
The cost breakdown of this laundry detergent is:
- Fels Naptha soap – $0.97 for 1 bar – $0.65 for one bar
- Borax – $4.39 for one box – $1.30 for 2 1/3 cups
- Washing soda – $4.12 for one box – $0.98 for 1 3/4 cups
- Baking soda – $6.99 for 5 pounds – $1.40 for 2 cups
- Oxiclean – $7.71 for 48 ounce container – $1.92 for 1.5 cups
- Snuggle Scent Shakes – $5.97 for 13.7 ounce container – $1.65 for 7.5 tablespoons
So for $7.90 I can do 101 loads of laundry. Which is $0.08 a load! That is only one cent more per load for scented laundry detergent. Not bad. In contrast the laundry detergent I was using before cost me $0.17 a load.
Do you make homemade laundry detergent?
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