Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap

A while ago I told y'all I was on a Pinterest DIY kick... Well, it turned out to have a few really good things come from it! Like our scrubbed tile and grout here, a few homemade clothing items, and the little beauty I'm going to share with y'all today... Homemade Laundry Soap.

Now I used to be a hardcore Tide gal. And yes, that stuff works WONDERS, but the price... ehhh... Not so wonderful. So with yet another Little Biddle, I knew laundry was going to get expensive! Especially when I had to buy a special detergent just for the cloth diapers. Well, not anymore! We use the same detergent for all our clothing, linens, diapers, etc.

I did a ton of research, asked a few friends, and then convinced the hubby to let me try. This is the recipe that I use. But just so I can always find it, I'm posting here too. Seriously, this saves us a LOT of money. It costs pennies to do a load of laundry now.

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Homemade Laundry Soap

5-7 oz. bar of soap (Fels Naptha is what I use, make sure it's LAUNDRY SOAP, not body soap...)
1 c. Borax
1 c. Washing soda
1/2 c. OxiClean

I grate the soap using my food processor into a really fine powder, then I add the Borax, Washing Soda, and OxiClean. Pulse the processor a few times, and Volia! Homemade Laundry Soap! It's seriously that easy.

I use 1 Tablespoon in my HE machine for normal clothing, and 2 Tablespoons for cloth diapers.


2 comments:

  1. I have made this before friend! It lasted me a whole year, it was awesome! My only complaint was it didn't smell "pretty" enough. I opted out of adding the additional scent so that was my fault but that's the only thing I would do different! :) Your little jar is cute!

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  2. I really want to do this.. but just havent pulled the trigger yet.

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