How To Make Your Own Laundry Soap

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I am an avid fan of Pinterest. When my husband and I were looking for ways to trim our budget to help pay off our debts, I stumbled upon a myriad of posts on homemade cleaning products. One of my favorite one on how to make your own laundry soap. You can find the original post here: Laundry Soap Recipe Original Post(I decided to share the copy-cat recipe below.)

For some reason, I think many ladies get overwhelmed with the idea of making their own laundry soap. However, it is incredibly simple to do. Not only that, but it has save us a tremendous amount of money. I only have to make this once every few months, and that saves us a big amount on our grocery budget each month!

Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

Laundry Pic 1

Items You Need:

  • 1 bar of soap (any kind you like – I change mine all the time depend on what scent I like)
  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 1 cup of washing soda
  • A cheese grater (the old-fashioned kind)
  • A funnel
  • A large liquid measuring cup (I use my 4 cup Pyrex one)
  • A large soup pot
  • 2 gallon containers
  • A large container to hold the soap (or, like me, you can collect old laundry soap holders and put the soap in there, hehe)

Launrdy Soap 2

Directions:

  1. Grate the bar of soap and then place into the pot.
  2. Fill a one gallon jug full of water and pour into the pot.
  3. Cook the grated soap and gallon of water until the water dissolves. I usually cook on medium heat.
  4. Once the bar soap is dissolved, put in the one cup of borax and one cup of washing soda into the pot.
  5. Cook until the mixture comes to a boil. DISCLAIMER: watch this carefully, if you walk away and it boils, it WILL SPILL OVER THE POT. (Ask me how I know….lol.)
  6. When it begins to boil and before it spills over, take off the heat.
  7. Add in an additional one gallon of COLD water and stir well.
  8. Using the funnel and measuring cup, begin pouring the laundry soap into your containers.
  9. Place the containers wherever you keep your laundry soap.

Additional Notes:

  • The laundry soap coagulates. Make sure you shake the containers well when you use it to do laundry!
  • You may not see suds. That is okay. Suds do not equal clean.
  • You can use 1/2 a cup for each load. Sometimes I use 1 cup if it is a larger load.
  • I use old laundry soap containers to store my soap. However, if you prefer, you can purchase a large, clear container like this one from Amazon.

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