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Homemade Laundry Soap

When I started this blog, a little over a month ago, I had been creating tons of stuff to keep myself occupied. And since I had not been able find a job I decided to try to save money in any way I could.

Then I happened upon this tutorial and I thought, “We all need laundry soap!” Well, those of us who don’t like to be the “smelly kid”. {Admit it, we can all remember that one kid from our past who always smelled a little funny!} So I decided to give it a try… with my own twist of course.

Most homemade laundry soap recipes call for you to make a HUGE batch and slowly draw from it as you need it. Well, I have no place to store a huge batch, so I found a way to make smaller portions at at time!

Here is what you need:

  • 1 cup Washing Soda
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1 bar Laundry Soap, grated {Fels-Naptha, Zote, or Ivory all work}
  • 1/4 cup Scented Laundry Crystals

Begin by grating your bar of soap with a cheese grater. I was concerned that this would ruin my grater… nope. It doesn’t! So grate away!

Then mix all other ingredients together in a bowl. And you are done!

Don’t be surprised if the ingredients separate a little bit in the jar. Just give it a good shake before you use it and you’ll be fine!

Now for the nitty gritty:

**You only need 1 tablespoon of this laundry soap per load! Of course, if the clothes are dirtier than normal you can use a little bit more.

**This makes enough soap for 32-64 loads depending on the amount soap you use in each load.

**This laundry soap does not produce any suds when you are doing laundry. Don’t worry! It will still get your clothes clean {plus super amazing smelling!}. Because of the no suds, it is good for High Efficiency washers.

Oh happy day! And this homemade laundry soap costs a fraction of store-bought laundry soap! Yes, you will have the upfront costs of getting all the stuff, but 1 box of Borax and Washing Soda will make you about 8 batches of this soap! Hooray!

Saving money and being crafty! Score! What homemade cleaning supplies have you guys tried? Any success? Want to pass any recipes on?

talitha