Pinterest Friday: DIY Laundry Detergent

I am so excited to be partnering up with my two friends, Chelisa from Treadway Made & Bobbi from xobobbipin for Pinterest Fridays!  Each week we will be taking something from our Pinterest boards & trying it out!  I know we all love to pin hundreds of cute things to our Pinterest boards, but we wanted to actually test these pins out!  We will give you guys reviews on whether or not we love it or if it was a complete failure!  

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This week I will be reviewing a DIY Laundry Detergent from lizmarieblog!  
In case you guys haven't checked out Liz Marie's blog, here is her link!  She has so many awesome DIY's & a beautiful eye for interior design!

Now, on to the review!  Here is a picture of the ingredients/items you will need for making the detergent.  Down below, I listed the prices of each item & the total cost to make the detergent that will last around a year!  These were prices based at a Virginia Walmart, I have noticed that not everything at Walmart is priced the same in different states.  Also, if you find coupons for some of these items, the cost would be significantly lower!  With trying to save money any way we can, making a homemade detergent was our best bet.  I actually made this detergent right when we moved to Virginia, so it has been a little over a month & quite honestly, it looks like I haven't even put a dent in how much detergent there is!  I have been doing 1-2 loads every other day & using a bit more than the two tablespoons the recipe calls for (I just like to make it extra fresh smelling).  So far I love it!  My laundry smells clean & our clothes don't have that soapy feeling that some detergents give.  One thing to note is that I do not have a HE washer.  I really am not familiar with them, so you would have to see if the HE washer can take this homemade detergent.  In Liz Marie's blog post (found here) about her DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent, she used a 4 gallon glass jar.  When I went to Walmart, they only had a 2 gallon.  I was afraid that all of the ingredients wouldn't fit, but lo & behold they did!  This was super easy to make & the only time consuming thing was grating the soap.  In total it took around 15-20 minutes to make the detergent!  Pretty easy!        

Walmart Price List:

1.  3 Fels-Naptha Soap Bars @ $0.97ea. = $2.91
2.  Baking Soda = $2.24
3.  Borax = $3.97
4.  Oxi Clean = $3.86 & $7.52 (had to buy two in order to get 4 lbs.)
5.  2 bottles of Downy Un Stopables (you can get any laundry softener crystals) @ $5.97ea. = $11.94
6.  Super Washing Soda = $3.24
7.  2 Gallon Glass Jar = $9.97

GRAND TOTAL = $45.65 (for a year supply!!!)

If you did 1 load per day (for 365 days), it would be 12 1/2cents per load & about $3.75 per month!  Now that is insane!  Again, next time I may look for some coupons, but this was still way cheaper then spending countless dollars on store bought detergents!  This was (without a doubt) a Pinterest love ;)  To check out the full directions on how to make this detergent please go to!

  Happy Friday everyone & hope you all have a safe & relaxing weekend!

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