1. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

Has anyone done a cost comparison of homemade detergent versus store bought? I can usually buy 128 oz. laundry detergent (we prefer liquid) for \$1.99 on sale. A bar of fels naptha is around \$1.25. Then, there's washing soda, vinegar, etc. Has anyone done the math to see if it's really a bargain? I've never made it, so I just want to know if I'm really going to save money. I figured someone has already been through this exercise....Thanks!!

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2. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

I can usually get my liquid on sale, and with a coupon for a reasonable price.......liquid Arm & Hammer. I have a high efficiency washer and only use around 2 tsp.or a bit moreper load. A big bottle of liquid detergent (200 oz.) usually lasts me 6 months or longer. So I would really interested to know too. Kelly

Maria Jewlz <waiting_4_n_angel@yahoo.com> wrote: Has anyone done a cost comparison of homemade detergent versus store bought? I can usually
buy 128 oz. laundry detergent (we prefer liquid) for \$1.99 on sale. A bar of fels naptha is around \$1.25. Then, there's washing soda, vinegar, etc. Has anyone done the math to see if it's really a bargain? I've never made it, so I just want to know if I'm really going to save money. I figured someone has already been through this exercise....Thanks!!

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3. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

I did not like the home md liq washer detergent. Not cost effective for me, storage problem,and a mess to mk .
I too, buy store bought fot \$1.99 ea,1/2 it w/ water = \$1/gallon. This is what works for me and I am frugal to where my kids (3 in their 40s)laugh at me. They say,"mom,are you still counting your money.?"
But I think the joke is on them because they have their homes paid for,use coupons,garden,shop garage sales,Goodwill, do their own car and home maintaince,freeze their produce,kill hogs ea winter etc. and prob gather around the fire at nite and count their money.LOLOL
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Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

I can usually get my liquid on sale, and with a coupon for a reasonable price.......liquid Arm & Hammer. I have a high efficiency washer and only use around 2 tsp.or a bit moreper

4. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">>>But I think the joke is on them because they have their homes paid for,use coupons,garden,shop garage sales,Goodwill, do their own car and home maintaince,freeze their produce,kill hogs ea winter etc. and prob gather around the fire at nite and count their money.LOLOL<<
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">OMG, this is SO funny! You Go Mom! That's just a riot.
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">In answer to the thread, if you don't use coupons at all, then Yes, it can be more frugal to Make your own Detergent. But lately, I've gotten Very handy using coupons and have been getting Great deals on laundry detergent for .25- .50 a Bottle for Brands like ALL, Purex, Tide, and Biz.
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">For me, my days of making my own detergents are gone. I did have this comparison on the site www.budget101.com under Dare to Compare. You can find it using the search.
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">
<SPAN class="609301516-16012008">~Liss

5. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

I've never made it up, but in theory, all the ingrediants make up

more than the store bought. Personally, I prefer store bought, but I

don't have the time to mess around with trying to make it.

Heather

--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Maria Jewlz

<waiting_4_n_angel@...> wrote:

>

> Has anyone done a cost comparison of homemade detergent versus

store bought?

>

> I can usually buy 128 oz. laundry detergent (we prefer liquid)

for \$1.99 on sale.

>

> A bar of fels naptha is around \$1.25. Then, there's washing

soda, vinegar, etc.

>

> Has anyone done the math to see if it's really a bargain? I've

never made it, so I just want to know if I'm really going to save

money. I figured someone has already been through this

exercise....Thanks!!

>

>

> ---------------------------------

> Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo!

Mobile. Try it now.

>

6. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

Ok, this is my FIRST post ever for you guys, but I had to chime in. I read stuff

everyday and

just sit quietly. Just wanted to say HI and that's great that you instilled in

them good frugal

habits That is what I'm struggling with! I'm Bridget from a small lil town in

PA, I'm 25

and live at home but pursuing my masters. Honestly I want to stay in my lil

town. However

the issue comes in \$. IT is small aka no walmart etc. We have 2 franchises

Subway and

Giant Eagle. The Mellons that own Mellon bank kinda run the town that way so

that it

keeps the lil town flavor. The joke is that anyone that lives here doesn't

really shop here.

The prices are all jacked up high usually. I only shop sales or for a special

occasion or

deal. I try to be frugal but I stink at it. I have expensive taste and was

raised as an only

child (to some spoiled, BUT NEVER a brat) I knew that I was blessed. However, I

was not

taught how to manage money hardly at all. I am a coupon cutter, deal finder, and

if I order

something it is normally on clearance or sale or I have deals to get freebies

with it. I just

love to find out deals and freebies and thrive on that. I am working on the

whole grocery

bill thing, that is what kills me. I love natural/organic food too. I just need

guidance and

that is what I get out of Budget 101 and you all.

--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Liss" <liss@...> wrote:

>

> >> But I think the joke is on them because they have their homes paid

> for,use coupons,garden,shop garage sales,Goodwill, do their own car and home

> maintaince,freeze their produce,kill hogs ea winter etc. and prob gather

> around the fire at nite and count their money.LOLOL<<

>

> OMG, this is SO funny! You Go Mom! That's just a riot.

>

> In answer to the thread, if you don't use coupons at all, then Yes, it can

> be more frugal to Make your own Detergent. But lately, I've gotten Very

> handy using coupons and have been getting Great deals on laundry detergent

> for .25- .50 a Bottle for Brands like ALL, Purex, Tide, and Biz.

>

> For me, my days of making my own detergents are gone. I did have this

> comparison on the site www.budget101.com under Dare to Compare. You can find

> it using the search.

>

> ~Liss

>

7. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

<SPAN class="539573016-16012008">I use a combo. 1st off, I just use powder. So I mix up a small box of 1/2 & 1/2 of washing soda and borax. Fill my scoop 2/3rds up with it, fill the rest of it up with commercial laundry soap. My commercial soap lasts several months. My clothes get clean, and at a much cheaper cost then just using the commercial stuff.

8. ## Cost of Homemade Detergent versus Store Bought

I like the idea of mixing the two!!!!! kelly

armstrca <carmstr1@ems.jsc.nasa.gov> wrote: <SPAN class="539573016-16012008">I use a combo. 1st off, I just use powder. So I mix up a small box of 1/2 & 1/2 of washing soda and borax. Fill my scoop 2/3rds up with it, fill the rest of it up with commercial laundry soap. My commercial soap lasts several months. My clothes get clean, and at a much cheaper cost then just using the
commercial stuff.

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