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Laundry Soap

I did a project with a fellow blogger last year making laundry soap and I won't lie I was a bit skeptical about how well homemade laundry soap would work. Now really $20 for a whole years worth of soap*insert eye roll* yeah right. Well I made it and I can tell you I will NEVER buy laundry soap at a store again. The best part about this is it is pretty simple to make and you only really have to do it once a year if you want.

Here is what you will need. These things can all be bought down Walmart'a laundry isle and most other stores :O)


  • Borax(2 boxes)
  • Washing Soda(2 boxes)
  • Baking Soda(1 big box=4 pounds)
  • 5 bars of soap(they come in many different varieties you can really use any soap including bath soap)
  • 1 LARGE container(I use an old cat food bucket)
  • Cheese grater
Now really the directions are pretty simple. The least enjoyable part is grating all the soap. For some reason this time my soap was really soft so it literally looked like cheese but as it sits it will dry out and break apart :O)

After you have done that the best way to mix it all together is to layer it in you container then with a big spoon turn it. If you have extra space then you can simply put the lid on and roll it :O) I think I am going to buy a 5 gallon bucket so I can do this. I only make this about once a year for a family of 5 so if you have fewer people or just want to you can make it in smaller batches.


**Forgot to add when I use this I use 1/8 of a cup for a normal load and 1/4 cup for really dirty loads :O)**

Comments

aleisethefunny said…
I've been wanting to do this for ages. Question though, How much do you use for each load?
Mellissa said…
Oh sorry forgot to add that ;O) I use 1/8 of a cup for a regular load 1/4 cup for my husbands stinky work clothing.
Melanie Payne said…
Awesome Mellissa, I'm glad you kept it going this long!
Ashley said…
I started making our laundry detergent as well, liquid/gel though. I love it.

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