Budget101 Discussion List Archives Laundry~Detergents~More making your own laundry soap breakdown

This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Jennifer Green July 7, 2018 at 7:39 pm.

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  • #248497

    BiggerPiggyBank
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    ok I think these prices are right, it has been some time since I made
    my last batch (last forever) I no longer use the zote and ivory, I use
    the soap that I make for our bath, so my bars are pennies per piece,
    but I have included them in this for a real price comparison.

    zote .79 per bar (3 bars) 2.37
    ivory 1.00 per bar (3 bars)3.00
    non cholorine bleach 1.99 per box
    baking soda 1.69 per box
    washing soda 2.39 per box
    borax 2.49 per box

    recipe grate bars of soap mix everything together, leave in powder
    form, use 1-2 tbs per load (yep I use this in my front loader, and I do
    2-3 loads a day) I make this about 1x a year. so probably about 1095
    loads of laundry, give or take the 1 year but pretty close. about 11.56
    per batch, we will round up instead of down to 12.00 per batch…..so
    that is .01 per load.

    Not bad, I say, if these prices are wrong or
    figures are wrong someone please correct.
    Kelli

  • #397693

    BiggerPiggyBank
    Participant

    I bought Ivory at Walmart and it was 12 bars for $3.77. Although, I
    am now not going to Walmart as much.

    I bet the detergent with homemade soap smells yummy.

    Cassie

  • #397694

    BiggerPiggyBank
    Participant

    Kelli, I have started making my own laundry detergent as well and love it! do
    you
    use all of the ingredients to make one batch? if so what do you use to store it
    in?

    thanks,

    nancy in pa

  • #397793

    going to the market on Friday. Made my list of supplies to get!! I can not wait to start using it!

    Just one thing? Sorry if this sounds stupid but, what is washing soda and where do I find it?

  • #464856

    Jennifer Green
    Participant

    I know that this is an old post, but I make my own, and use an old ‘pods’ (laundry soap) container for storage.

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