Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Homemade Laundry Soap

We've been using this homemade laundry soap for a while now and I really wish I had started using it years ago!  It cleans really well and it has a really fresh smell :-)



  • 1 bar of Fels Naptha
  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 1 cup of Washing Soda
  • 3 gallons water
Grate the bar of soap ( You can use any type you'd like but I prefer Fels Naptha)
Put the grated soap into a very large stock pot and add 1 gallon of water.  Cook until the soap is fully dissolved and add the Borax and Washing Soda.  Bring to a boil stirring frequently.  Turn off heat. Add 1 gallon of cold water and mix well. 

Divide the soap evenly between 3 1-gallon jugs....a funnel helps trememdously with this :-)
Fill each jug almost to the top with cold water. Put lid on tightly and shake.

Once cool, the laundry detergent will look like it's solid but if you give it a quick shake it will be ready to pour and use.  I use the lid from a traditional bottle of laundry soap as my measuring cup and use a full lid per each load of laundry.

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