Monday, October 3, 2011

Homemade Laundry Soap

 Homemade Laundry Soap  
I have been using this soap for almost 2 years now and I love it!  I have posted these directions in the past and wanted to make sure to share it once again.   I was asked if it works good in a front loading machine.  Yes, it does and that is one of the reasons I searched out this laundry soap recipe.   Store bought laundry soap is ridiculously high priced and I wanted an alternative and it does a fantastic job!!!
Three simple ingredients – 1 bar castile soap, 3/4 cup “washing soda” and 3/4 cup borax
Probably the hardest part of all this is grating the bar of soap – I found this GREAT grater and it works perfect!  I did try freezing the bar of soap to make it easier, but it really grated the same (it’s a hard soap).
The finished laundry detergent seems soooo clean!  Use 1 tablespoon for light loads and 2 tablespoons for heavily soiled laundry.  For the most part I use 2 tablespoons and the results are wonderful.  I keep a copy of this recipe in the same drawer as the laundry soap so when I am running low I can make up another batch.
Finished laundry soap

                                       Homemade Goodness!

This would make a fantastic holiday gift and I am sure the recipient would be amazed at how unique it is - you could include other cleaning supplies and don't forget to attach a copy of the ingredients so they can make more when they run out!

1 comment:

  1. Looks amazing. Does it smell good? I am definitely going to try this.