Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Laundry Soap Experiment ---- Conclusion

Gone awhile...thought I abandoned the coupon crusade? NOPE NEVER! Ironically our stockpile was very helpful during a good time of struggle. Since DH has been out of work for medical reasons for half the year that has put both blessing, and time for need with that stockpile! Since April I have indeed shopped, but only for milk, and produce. We have spent very little in the grocery stores since couponing. So what a blessing!

Just an update on the Laundry soap experiment back in February.
Just a recap. We spent approx. $8.88. We started with the 1 tsp, but honestly it just wasn't enough for me. I went up to 2 tsp and it worked much better for us. Up until this very moment I thought I spent twenty bucks, but eight dollars!

So totals please!!!!

$8.88/4 months
$2.22 a month
I am honestly not sure how much laundry I do, but we are a family of 4. I suppose it is 10-20 loads a week. For us compared to our previous Tide purchases of the ever growing $20 this is a great way to save!

**the orange peels were a great idea, but they burned out the coffee grinder. I am not sure of another way to NATURALLY scent the soap. Sooo the next batch I am going to dry lavender, and gardenia pedals, and see how that works.

Now that our last box of cereal is gone from Target [mind you I have given some away as well....I know wow.] So back to couponing. I confess that even with couponing the last weekend we spent less than $200 just to fill the house again. Being a bit rusty I forgot to photograph my sale this week.

spent $48
savings $115

spent $27?

Produce market

spent 15
savings 20

spent 24
savings 30

spent $38
savings ? lost my receipt.

Well this is getting back into the groove of things. Have some older experiments that we forgot to put up. Hope you are all well, and the light is shinning within you. Bless you and yours.


  1. Wow, you do lots of laundry! We are a family of 4 too but we usually have about 4-5 loads a week (unless I do bedding which is about once a month):) Glad you found the detergent recipe that works for you!

    1. 4 or 5 loads!!! Wow you must have little ones haha. With them all outside etc they change clothes, and towels are a couple loads alone hehe. Hope you are well! Bless you and your family Lena!