Monday, February 6, 2012

Homemade Laundry Soap

I caved and decided to make my own laundry soap. My sister has been doing it for years and likes it and then I seen it on Pinterest and decided I had to try it for myself. I found the recipe on Sew Like My Mom, went to the store and got the ingredients.

The Borax cost me $4 at Kroger.
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda was about $4.
Fels-Naptha was $1.29

I then came home and grated the Fels-Naptha with a cheese grater and put it in the food processor to grate it up fine. Mixed together one cup each of the washing soda and borax and Fels-Naptha.

The end result after several loads of laundry? I LOVE IT! My clothes smell fresh and clean! From what I read one mixture should be about 30 loads. I figure on average I'll have to purchase one bar of Fels-Naptha a month and the washing soda and borax twice a year!! Do you know how much money this is going to save?? And it's safe for HE washers which is what I have. I only wish I would've done this sooner and saved the money before.


  1. I actually made this for a long time! It seemed to work really good! It slowly started to fade some of my clothes so I quit.

  2. I use Borax in all my loads of laundry and have for several years. I love the stuff! Not sure I could be bothered making my own detergent though...even if it meant saving money:(. Visiting from the Alexa Hop - MVM. Make it a great day.

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