Homemade laundry soap is amazingly easy to make.....Not to mention very cheap!
What I LOVE about making my own laundry soap:
1. It is safe to use in my HE Machine
2. Doesn't have the added perfumes & junk that irritate sensitive skin
(3 members of my household have severe Eczema - homemade soap has been the best for them)
3. Only cost $1.76 for 7 gallons! (based on Walmart prices)
HERE IS A COST COMPARISON:
- My stock up price for name brand laundry detergent is $1.99 for 32 loads (60oz)
- Breaks down to $.06 a load
- Homemade laundry detergent cost $1.76 for 7 gallons (480 loads)
- Breaks down to $.003 less than a penny a load!
WHAT YOU NEED: (all 3 ingredients are found in the laundry isle)
- (1) 5 Gallon Bucket with lid
- (1) old empty laundry detergent container
- 1 cup of Borax $.33 a batch
- 1 cup of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda $.46 a batch
- 1 bar of Fels-Naptha $.97 a batch
- Heat 4 cups of water in a saucepan
- Grate the bar of Fels-Naptha ( I use a cheese grater) and add to the water
- Heat on medium heat, stir until the soap is comletely melted.
- Fill the 5 gallon bucket half full with hot tap water
- Here is one way of getting it done if you don't have a spray nozzle:
- Add the Borax and Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, Stir to dissolve
- Add the melted Fels-Naptha mixture thoroughly combine.
- Finish filling the 5 gallon bucket to the top with hot tap water.
- Put lid on the bucket and let the detergent set for 12 hours
- After setting, stir the detergent until well combined
- I fill an old empty laundry detergent container 3/4 full of the homemade detergent
- Top off with tap water
- Shake before each use
- Use the laundry container lid measurements as normal!
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