My beloved Tide has to go… back to the store. I have been very faithful to Tide for many years but this time, it has to go.
Here in this country, Tide laundry soap is very expensive, bulky box to move across the border, the reason! I am paying 180 pesos for a box of 70 once which come to about 14.95$ Can, or 14.32$ US dollars. It is becoming a big joke..
My other problem is, I cannot use another laundry soap because the water here is so harsh and gray. It does not cleaned at all my clothing. For the last 18 months, I have been adding vinegar and baking soda on top of my Tide to have a decent white shirt coming out clean.
So by instinct, I finally decided to do a bit of search on the net, to make my own laundry soap at home. I know it is very easy to do, very cheap and clean the clothing very nicely.
I have since found this site and two days ago, made my first batch of laundry soap. I did recipe number 8 because, for the life of me, I cannot find here : Borax or Washing Soda, main ingredients for the other recipes. I added to it, some drops of essential oil Tea Tree, giving the liquid a nice smell.
Well, let me report this morning, that my clothing came out of the washer sparkling clean and the white clothing have returned very white.
The recipe number 8 make 2 gallons (32 cups) of liquid soap. I use about one cup of the recipe to one full load of dirty laundry, which in overall, would give me about 32 loads of laundry for the price of 1.20$ US for the Ivory soap and 1.70$ US, about, for the baking soda : total about 3$ US for 30 loads compared to 14.32$ US for 40 loads using Tide soap.
And beside, now I have cleaned laundry, that smells like Tea Tree!