A few months ago, like 8…
I found, on Pintrest, a recipe for homemade laundry soap. I’m not a person who is allergic to anything so I don’t have to use a special type of soap. And I’m not one of those people *cough* snobs *cough* that fight the establishment and say, “I’m too good to buy laundry soap from a store” (Not that there’s anything wrong with you guys.
I AM one of those save money people though. And this blog I found through Pintrest said that it cost around $20 to make this soap and it lasted her about 9 months. That’s roughly $2.00 a month on laundry soap. Sounds pretty good to me!
So here are the easy instructions!
1. Gather these things!
(I never really use this filter but I thought it looked cool!)
So that’s, Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda (4lbs), Arm and Hammer Baking Soda (4lbs), Borax (4lbs), Oxi Clean (4lbs) and Fels-Naptha(2) (it’s a bar soap).
2. Grate the Fels-Naptha!
It’s easier than grating cheese! And I used my cheese grater ’cause HEY! It’s just soap so it cleans it too!
It was recommended that you grate it in a garbage bag. It contains the mess. ALSO I put down a towel where I was working which I was really glad I did because I had a hole in the bottom of my bag and when I picked up the finished product some of it spilled! Fortunately it landed on the towel!
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix!
I used a laundry soap bucket from our last laundry soap purchase. One of those big 5 gallon buckets.
Now when you are done, it’s a lot of soap…and also not a lot of soap.
The key is to use 1 Tbs! That’s it! And it totes works!
And to answer other questions you may have…
YES! The Fels-Naptha (grated soap) dissolves in the wash, in both hot and cold water
YES! You can use this in any washer. ANY washer.
NO! I am not Hispanic.
YES! I am awesome. Thank you for asking!