So I have been researching ways to save money and I came across this recipe for homemade laundry soap she explains in great detail how it works and how inexpensive it is to make and how it costs about .01 cent per load. I decided hey I can make this and save money a double win. My grocery store did not have Frels Naptha soap, so I bought a similar product called Lirio and it has a lavender scent so perfect for me, I love lavender.
I think it really cleans the boys and my clothes very well and leaves a small bit of fragrance, but mainly the clothes just smell like downy. This recipe is great for HE washer’s because it’s a very low sudsing laundry detergent, so when we finally get a new washer and dryer I will be able to use it, yea!
Ingredients: 1/3 bar soap, 1/2 cup washing soda, 1/2 cup borax, lots of water, 2 gallon bucket
Grate 1/3 of the bar soap
Put grated soap in large stock pot add 6 cups of water
and heat until soap is melted.
then add 1/2 cup borax,
and 1 /2cup washing soda.
Stir until well incorporated
now in a large 2 gallon bucket, or I used an old clean lidded cat litter bucket, add the soap mixture.
Then add 4 cups hot water (i heated it in the microwave) stir well
Then add 1 gallon of water and
another 6 cups of water.
Stir well and let sit for 24 hours to gel
Once it gels use 1/2 cup for a load of laundry
I did a little test to see how well it cleans
After- great job! It doesn’t really have a scent at all, so the laundry just smells like the fabric softener I used.
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Homemade Laundry Soap
1/3 bar Fels Naptha or other similar type soap
½ cup washing soda
½ cup borax powder
~You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size~
Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load.