Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | September 27, 2013

Make your own Laundry Soap?

Sure!  Making your own soap is quite a mountain thing to do!  Fun for gifts, too!  Thanks, Diane!

FROM:  Diane Ewing

Would you like to make your own – wonderful – laundry soap? How about something environmentally friendly?  Most laundry soaps are about 30 cents a load and full of chemicals, dye, and perfume.  Here is a recipe for a soap that make your clothes soft and clean.  It is non allergic and environmental safe and one cup per load is about 3 cents.


Fels Naptha bar soap available at Wal-Mart

1/2 bar Levers or Irish Spring (or any soap you like)

1 cup of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (you can buy it on-line with free shipping)

1/2 c. Borax

5 gal bucket

Use a 3 quart pan and bring one 1 quart of water to a boil, shave both bar soaps with a grater and add to boiling water.   Stir until it dissolves.  Measure 3 gal of hot tap water into 5 gal bucket.  Add mixture you just melted and stir.  Add Washing Soda and stir.  Add Borax and stir well.  Let sit overnight and it turns from liquid to gel.

After using this recipe for a year and a half, I found that my whites are not as white. Everything is clean and no sneezing or allergies. Love it for our sheets with no fragrance. But, some people might want to use something else once in a while for their whites.

Use 1/2 to 1 cup depending on washer or load size.  You’ll love it!  – Diane Ewing

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