Last week I talked about grown-up decorating. You know what’s grown-up? Discussing the merits of different laundry detergents.
Recently I used these to make…
|homemade laundry detergent|
Trying to break away from my “Pods” habit.
It smelled delightful, beat stains, and cleaned my clothes well.
Um, a little too well. Yep, I started noticing my clothes fade after a couple washings. And that’s certainly no way to save money.
Bummed out, (really liked the scent of the homemade stuff!) I googled and found mixed advice about DIY detergent fading clothes. Some said skip the Borax… some said replace Fels-Naptha with Zote soap. I guess both of those ingredients can be harsh on skin and clothes.
But you know what? I’m not spending more money on homemade experiments. Not for now.
So I went to FB, and posed the question to a “moms’ group” I’m in–
Tide pods are pricey, what do you use?
The majority suggested All Free & Clear, with one person mentioning the All Small & Mighty pacs, which is the equivalent to Tide pods. A quick google showed that a similiar amount of All pacs goes for $10 less than the Tide pods. I’m intrigued.
Others mentioned- Purex Natural Elements, Arm & Hammer Oxi-Clean, Ecos detergent.
So! I’ll be trying out All Free & Clear Mighty Pacs for my next trip to the grocery store. I’ll let ya’ll know how it turns out.
In the meantime, I’m looking for alternate uses for homemade laundry detergent. Womp, womp. Maybe to scrub the bathtubs?
Or any suggestions on thrifty detergent brands? We’re in this together!
*Just to be clear, this isn’t a paid post in any way. I provided links to be specific about which products I was mentioning, but this is not a sponsored post or a review of any product.