About a month ago I found out that one of my friends makes her own laundry detergent! I have mixed feelings about this. One one hand, I think it would be really cool to make your own detergent for a lot less than you pay to buy brand name detergent. On the other hand, it's more convenient to just buy it at the store and be done with it.
This particular friend has 3 kids, so I can see the benefit of making your own when you have that much laundry to do. I however, am only washing 3 peoples clothes. I do 5 or 6 loads a week and my detergent lasts me forever.
For the first few years of marriage I used powdered detergent and then I started using liquid detergent for my colors. For several years I bought both detergents and recently realized that I was wasting my time and money buying both. I now only use liquid detergent. This brings me to my strange/random question of the day - what kind of detergent do you use? Powder or liquid? Do you make your own?
BTW - here's the recipe to make your own detergent. (it's listed with other food recipes, so scroll down till you find it)