Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I still make my own laundry detergent, its kind of like the hand soap that I made. I use bars of soap and anything else(borax and washing soda) that I have to throw in the pot with hot water, and then blend it until its gloopy. I add 3 tablespoons of my gloop to an empty laundry detergent bottle and then top it off with hot water. I was putting the 3 tablespoons in the washing machine in the beginning but sometimes it would leave a residue on the clothes. Predissolving my gloop ended any problems that I was having.
My homemade detergent didn't smell like anything though. Mind you, it got everything super clean but didn't have a fresh smell. Then I had an AH-HA moment(not the band but the brain), why not stuff a dryer sheet into the bottle, add the detergent/gloop and then add hot water. It works like a charm! Just let it sit for a day so the scent can disperse. And I bet this would work great for detergent that you didn't like the smell of. I would empty a bit from the bottle, add a dryer sheet and then hot water. You could even dissolve powdered laundry detergent with a dryer sheet in an old bottle. I may have to experiment with this one.
So there you go, cheap Gain.