Green clean = brown laundry and cloudy glasses

Well, I confess that when I tried “green cleaners” around the house when Caroline was tiny, I quickly abandoned them. Vinegar wasn’t going to get my toilets and showers as clean as good ol’ Comet. I quietly hid the truth. And for some reason, even after that, I recently decided to try making my own laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent. Call it a green attempt. Call it trying to be frugal. Really, I was kind of bored and figured why not? After two weeks or so, I’ll tell you exactly why not. It didn’t work! My clothes still had stains. My dishes were cloudy. I know it works great for some. Maybe our water is hard. Maybe I didn’t tweak my mixture to get it perfect. I’m going to stick with the R&D proven commercial stuff and save myself some time, spend a little dough, and wear clean clothes and drink from clean glasses. THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

2 thoughts on “Green clean = brown laundry and cloudy glasses

  1. LOL, I tried the vinegar for cleaning, too, and no, it didn't work. I never tried to make my own detergent though. Thanks for trying it for me!

  2. I too abandoned my homemade laundry detergent, but honestly, I really liked it. I just would run out and not have another batch on hand, so I'd end up using the liquid stuff.

    Randy, Elisan and Kyla all have super sensitive skin and the homemade stuff was awesome for their skin/itchiness/dryness. The dye-free/scent free liquid detergent is okay, but I think if I ever had the time/planning, etc., I would go back to the homemade stuff.

    I never tried the vinegar method for cleaning. I'm a comet girl through and through.

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