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Homemade Dry vs. Wet Laundry Detergent

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Anyone knows which is more cost effective and if one is better (at cleaning) than the other? How long will it last? What is/was your total cost? Can someone tell me why one requires water and the other doesn't? Is it just a matter of preference?

by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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Dabberdoo
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM
I prefer the powder. I've never had issues with it dissolving. I don't know the cost.
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Godsgirl_2911
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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I'm going to be making our first batch of dry homemade detergent this week! My hubby loves Tide soap so I'm hoping this will work for us.
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Megan11587
by Megan on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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This is a rough estimate...


76 oz. box of borax is about $5.00

55 oz box of Washing Soda is about $4.50

I spend about $7.00 on 6 bars of soap, but your price would depend on the soap you use.


Materials = about $16.50

You can make about 6.8 batches with those materials, but for cost, I'll say you get 6.5 batches.

Each batch you can get 48 loads.

So you get about 360 loads for your $16.50

Quoting ciao_kitty:

Thanks for the recipe! How much does it cost (in your area?) and how long does it last?


Quoting Megan11587:

I use 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda and 1 bar of soap shredded.  I put in a mason jar, shake up, and use about a tbsp per load.

Quoting lizzieiguana:

anyone mind sharing their recipe here? I have ingredients for dry but haven't made bc we're 'finishing up' our old stuff...





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