The original handmade laundry soap pin we tried tells us how much money we can save by making our own laundry detergent. We know this to be true because we have been making our own laundry soap for quite a while already. Let us share:
When you are finished with the soap you can see it resembles egg drop soup. This is fine.
We reuse old bottles of laundry soap by filling them half with our laundry soap from the bucket and half water. The soap tends to separate so I would suggest shaking it up before each use.
The soap does not suds up as much as you may be used to. This is okay. Believe it or not the sudsing power has no bearing on the cleaning power. In fact, because it does not do a lot of sudsing this is okay to use in HE washing machines!
When I first made my own laundry soap my husband was not so sure about it. Clothes are expensive and he wants them to last and, of course, be clean. Let me tell you, after about a month of washing his work clothes using the handmade laundry he noticed how much brighter his shirts were becoming! Our entire family has also noticed how much softer our towels have become.
We choose not to add fragrance to the soap because it has a nice clean smell on its own. It also allows scent boosters like Purex Crystals or fabric softener fragrances to do their thang and not be overpowered with the laundry scent.
Realizing that for the cost of a couple of dollars- I can have 10 gallons of laundry soap Versus $12 for a gallon of Tide– I am a true converter to handmade laundry soap!