Thursday, January 28, 2010

Homemade Laundry Soap

I've had a few inquiries about the laundry soap I make. I really like it, except for the fact that it doesn't have any scent to it, hence the reason I was shopping at the soap making store!!!

Homemade Laundry Soap

1 C grated bar soap- Fels Naptha, Ivory, Dove 1 bar usually gives you 2-2/12 cups of soap.
1/2 C Borax
1/2 C Washing Soda This is made by Arm and Hammer, but is
Not baking soda!!! I can only find this at
Fred Meyer or online.

Mix all together and store in an airtight container...or a pretty jar!!!

Use 1 Tbs. for a regular load or up to 2Tbs for a larger or very dirty load.

I use this in my HE front loader and it does just fine.

When I make this recipe I like to do a lot at once and then I use this recipe:

2 bars soap, grated
4 c Borax
4 c Washing soda

I'm going to add the oils to it to see if I get a scent...I really miss the smell of Tide!!!!

There is a liquid version if you prefer. You can go over to Carrie has a lot of great homemade cleaning recipes, but this is the only one I have tried.

Good Luck!!!

Oh, and if you want to read a great post today, head on over Very inspirational!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I am going to compare to what daughter makes. It sound similar but I think she makes the liquid version.

  2. I'm back! I did not see you had commented until after I was already here. I have been surprised by how many had the same 1'st Bible. My mother mostly did catalog ordering. I expect it was out of either the Sears or Penny's Christmas catalogs. I expect they included Bibles those many years ago. I did read my King James when I was a kid because my family were Lutherans and I expect there was no other available at that time. But I have worn out my NIV Study Bible for sure. Let me know how the scent goes in the soap and if it would be ok if she normally bought the free kind of soap before. One of the girlies are like their grandma and have some allergy's.

  3. You amaze me - is there anything you can't do?? Such a Proverbs 31 women!! :-)

  4. i love your blog title and header!

    i've always wanted to make soap~ i'll have to copy this recipe down. thanks.

    the pantry looks great....gotta love those handy hubbies :)

    happy weekend~


  5. I have made baby wipes but never soap , this sounds cool!!! Hope you have a great weekend :)