Thursday, 10 July 2008
I've been using the homemade laundry detergent for several months now and I'm still loving it. I calculated that it costs $0.83 to make 2 gallons! That is awesome savings, y'all. So, when I saw a recipe for homemade dryer sheets, my curiosity was peaked. I gave it a try and I am happy to report that I love it! (Pictures below)
Here's the recipe:
2 cups water
1 cup vinegar
2/3 cup of any hair conditioner
Mix by stirring. Don't shake. Soak a cloth rag and ring it out until slightly damp. Then throw it into the dryer with your load of clothes.
I used an empty baby wipe container for my fabric softener. I used socks that no longer have a match or have holes in them for rags. I used conditioner from CVS. It was FREE, of course! So, the only thing I purchased was 1 gallon of distilled vinegar for $1.98. The total cost comes to less than $0.13! One recipe will do approximately 40 loads of laundry. That is less than 1/2 cent per load! It smells great and our clothes feel great! Great smelling and feeling is real important to me.
I wrote on the box what it is just in case by some freak accident someone other than me puts clothes in the dryer. I also wrote the recipe on the box, so, I don't have to worry about finding it when it is time to make more.
I started stirring it with a wooden spatula. I changed to a wisk. It worked a lot better.
Is that the sound of savings I hear? Why yes, I believe it is!
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