I have found one of the least satisfying way to spend money at the grocery store is buying laundry detergent. It’s so expensive, and often filled with skin irritants, so I experimented with making my own. There are two types of recipes – – a recipe you cook, that turns into a gel, and one that’s powdered. I prefer the powdered detergent because it’s just so easy, and works better in my opinion. I also add essential oil to the detergent, sometimes lavender, other times “clean” scent or lemon. It’s fun to change each time I make a fresh batch.