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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Laundry soap

Several months ago I was spinning through Pinterest and came upon this  recipe for homemade laundry soap (there are lots of variations of do it yourself laundry soap, but I liked this one the best).  I was so excited to try it out,  I went down to Walmart that evening right after work to purchase all the ingredients.  I'd say I spent about $30 total.  Mixed everything up in my handy dandy 5 gallon bucket...it really makes a LOT.

And then poured the concoction into the empty Purex Crystal Softener plastic bottle.  

I must say, my clothes and laundry is markedly cleaner.  You really only use 1-2 Tablespoons...that's right...TABLESPOONS! One heaping scoop..that's it.... you are wasting it if you use more.  In addition, I no longer use bleach on my whites...no need to at all. So no more bleach stains on my precious colored clothing.

Got everything in the detergent aisle at Walmart.  Here's the recipe:

1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
1 (3 lb) OxyClean
2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote  or Fels Naptha Soap 
1 (4 lb) Box of Arm and Hammer Baking soda 
1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener 
I'd be happy to share some of my supply if you'd like to take a test drive..
I guarantee you will not be disappointed.


Jeanette Millward said...

I am going to try this. I made a recipe that is for a liquid detergent, but I really like that this one is dry.

Judy said...

What do you think of its results Karen? I know Natalie has made laundry soap a lot and not sure if she still uses it. I guess I'm not brave enough to try it.

Judy said...

It's good to know where to get those old fashioned items (borax, washing soda)....