It's been over a year and a half since I switched to homemade laundry soap. In June 2010 I made my first batch of liquid laundry soap. I loved it. I stored the bulk of the soap in a 5 gallon bucket next to my washer. I used an empty detergent bottle and filled it up as necessary. The liquid soap lasted about 3 months.I heard alot of people talking about how they love the easiness of the powder so in September when I ran out of the liquid I decided to try the powder.
I do agree, it was extremely easy. All you have to do is grate the soap and mix all the ingredients together. Storage is easier because you aren't dealing with a huge bucket of liquid. You only have to use 1 Tablespoon of the powder. I can keep it nicely on top of my dryer and I don't have to refill the container each week.However the powder didn't last me near as long as the liquid did. I even made a double batch the first time I made it. I ran out in about a month.
I think both the liquid and the powder clean equally as well. However, my preference is the liquid. It may be a bit harder to store if you are short on space. I don't mind filling up the bottle every week or two and I like that it lasts me much longer.
Do you use homemade laundry soap? What do you prefer?