Ok. I know what many of y’all might be thinking when you read the title of this post.
Is she serious? Homemade laundry soap?
Isn’t that a pain?
Aren’t the ingredients hard to find?
Really, how much money could that save you in the long run?
And, perhaps most importantly,
Does the stuff really work?
I was skeptical, too. In fact, I purchased all of the ingredients to make my first batch last fall, but only just at the beginning of this year did I get around to making it. I had hang-ups about the amount of work it would entail and the overall quality of the fruit of my labor. After using this soap for a couple of months now, I can say without hesitation that of all of the harebrained home remedies I’ve tried, this has to be the one that surprised me the most. Not only is this process to make a batch incredibly easy, I was able to get my hands on the ingredients even in Small Town America, and the resulting soap costs only pennies to make. Pennies! And, this stuff really, truly WORKS! Case in point: I had a blood-stained shirt I forgot to stain treat before throwing it in the wash (the result of a spill Charlotte took during a recent walk to the library), and I was absolutely floored to discovered that the stain was completely removed even without the help of my beloved OxyClean. Suffice it to say, that little incident alone was enough to sell me on this stuff!
Ok. Sales pitch over. On to the nitty gritty of how to make a batch of your own!
Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I am by no means an expert in this arena, but I will try to help you in any way I can!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.