Sunday, March 4, 2012

DIY Laundry Soap

Homemade laundry soap is easy to make and super affordable! It's always nice to save a little bit of money when you can.

Just a few ingredients and a little bit of time and you're on your way to clean clothes.

  1. 1 bar of Fels Naptha soap
  2. 1 1/2 cups Super Washing Soda *this is different than baking soda
  3. 1 1/2 cups Borax
Borax and Super Washing Soda can be found in the laundry soap aisle.
In my store (Meijer) Fels Naptha can be found by the bar soap in the grocery department, not in the health and beauty department.

Grate the bar of soap, preferably with an old grater that isn't going to be used for food. But in my opinion, it's soap and it will wash off fairly clean, so do what you must and don't blame me.

Mix the grated soap with the Super Washing Soda and the Borax.
You're pretty much good to go. Store it in a closed container and add a Tablespoon or two to your load of laundry.

But wait...there's more!
If you look near the laundry soap, a couple of brands have in wash scent boosters. They are little fragrance "beads." I mix in about a half cup of these. They leave a little scent on your clean laundry. Without them, your clean clothes will be unscented. It's totally up to you on if you want scent or not.

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