I love discovering ways to save money on everyday products and I also get a lot of satisfaction out of making things using my bare hands. I have several friends who make their own laundry detergent and I’ve recently joined their ranks. It only takes me about 90 minutes and $3 worth of ingredients to produce 5 gallons of liquid laundry detergent. My husband, Scotch, does up all the dirty laundry in our household but this is one way that I can contribute – besides just adding to the pile of dirty clothes! I also make our automatic dishwashing soap but I’m still tinkering with this recipe. When it’s perfect, I’ll share it with you, too. Lately, I've had several friends ask me about the process for making laundry detergent so I thought it would just be more efficient to add this as a post to my blog.