As with most of my DIY and natural living journey, I started experimenting with making my own laundry detergent back in 2013. My oldest son was suffering from severe eczema, and even buying the laundry detergents that were supposedly super sensitive and all that, STILL seemed to bother him. In addition, such detergents tended to be on the pricier side. Eager for a more natural solution that didn’t cost an arm and a leg, I began my search for a natural laundry detergent that was inexpensive to make, had natural ingredients, AND cleaned the clothes well. Over the years, I have tried a total of 6 recipes, although I have looked at many others. I tried ones that had lots of positive feedback and/or were more popular among DIY’ers, appeared to be cheap to make, AND seemed to be fairly fool-proof to make.