If you're like me you don't take everything at face value. You have to dig a little deeper to see if, in fact, if it's legit. When it came to making my own laundry detergent I tried several recipes out. Some didn't leave my clothes with that soft feeling, others left residue, and like I mentioned in my previous post one batch made my son break out.
Instead of throwing in the towel I curated the perfect recipe. You can find it here.
Today we are discussing 3 myths about homemade laundry detergent. So, if you're on the fence maybe this can help.
MYTH 1 - Homemade Laundry Detergents Clog Your Washer
Actually, it's the opposite! if you grate any bar soap down fine enough you won't have any issues with clogging your machine. Plus, if you use vinegar as a fabric softener you will be giving your washer a deep clean every wash.
You should only be using 2 Tbsp - 1/4 Cup of detergent in every load. This is more than enough detergent to give your laundry a good clean without jeopardizing your machine.
MYTH 2 - Homemade Laundry Detergent Destroys Your Clothes
If you use the correct ratio of deep cleaning ingredients like OxiClean and Borax with pH balancing ingredients like baking soda and super washing suds you won't have any issue with the quality of your clothes.
Of course, you do want to pay attention to the type of wash you put your laundry through; cold vs. hot .... delicate vs. heavy. I'll hit on all this at a later time.
MYTH 3 - Your Clothes Will Smell Like Vinegar (if you use vinegar as a fabric softener)
I get asked this one all the time, and it's a legit question to ask. I can assure you that, No, your clothes will not smell like vinegar.. actually, you will not even have a hint of vinegar on your clothes. Vinegar is such a great product to use all over the house, but my most favorite way to use it in my home is as a laundry softener.
Do you have any other reservations about making your own laundry detergent? Leave me a comment and let me know!