If you've been reading this blog for awhile (thanks), you may remember that I made Laundry Soap in September. I am happy to report that ONE BATCH lasted me all the way until this week. That's almost eight months of doing 4-5 loads of laundry per week for the Wise and Bearded One and myself (we're not very good about rewearing clothes between washes). Plus there was a lot of pre-washing of hand-me-down baby clothes. And then these last 9 weeks we've been washing at least one load a day, and usually two, just to stay on top of the cloth diapering situation. All that to say that one batch of laundry soap lasts a heckuva long time--at least 180 loads!
Tonight I made a quick 1/4th batch with stuff I had on hand but I'll need to make another big batch this summer. I can recommend this laundry soap by saying that for the normal kinds of laundry (not too soiled) I can't tell the difference between this and the store bought brands. It's even been doing pretty well with the cloth diapers. I do a quick cold wash to just rinse the doggone diapies and then I add other baby clothes, towels, etc. and do a hot cycle with the laundry soap. There are a few light stains left on some of the poopy diapers but I'm planning to occasionally run the whole batch through with Oxyclean to make them whiter.
My worst laundry problem is grease spots on t-shirts. Any ideas out there on how to deal with this? So far, dish soap seems to be the best grease fighter that I've found but it seems like there should be an even better solution.