Monday, March 26, 2012

It Works! (and the recipe)

I've been wanting to try homemade laundry soap for a long time, but I'd just heard about the liquid/gel type. Even though I prefer liquid soap in my front load, I wasn't sure I wanted to try the homemade version.

A discussion on FB last week spurred my interest again, and I got a recipe for powdered soap. I know some of ya'll have been doing this for years, but I'm kinda slow about these things.

It's like all my favorite recipes ~ 5 ingredients or less :)

I've been using it for a week now and can say I love it! Well, who loves laundry soap? Unfortunately, we do have a longstanding relationship...but this is going to save boatloads of money!
Now if I could just get a money-saving recipe for diapers, toilet paper, baggies...
Here's the soap recipe:
1 bar Fels Naptha soap, finely grated
2 c. Borax
2 c. Washing Soda (not baking soda)
1 c. Oxyclean (optional, for stain fighting)
1 c. baking soda (optional, for odors)
Mix the ingredients (I used an ice cream tub). Use 1/8 cup for front load.
Also use white vinegar in rinse cycle for softness.


Lori said...

I actually bought the stuff to make some too...but that was about six months ago and I never have done it. And now I can't remember where the "recipe" is. Please share!

I'm so excited!

PM said...

Is your front loader an 'HE- High Efficiency' washer? I would love to try this recipe but I know the 'amount of detergent used has to be reduced with HE washers.
Thanks for sharing! Pam

connie said...

Yes, my front load is an HE, and I haven't had any problems with using 1/8 cup of this for a full load.

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