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DIY Laundry Soap

DIY Laundry Soap

DIY Laundry Soap

 With the new year and my Budget Challenge in full swing, I am looking for ways to save money, while we still have some laundry soap on the self I don’t plan on buying any more. I will be making it! This recipe has been used by every from the Duggars to many other bloggers who do DIY laundry soap! Amazon does sell a Laundry Soap Kit with these ingredients and I have priced it out it is cheaper to buy them separately by about $10!!



Laundry Soap 1

4  Cups – hot tap water
1  Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup – Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
½ Cup Borax

Directions
Laundry Soap 2
  • Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

Laundry Soap 3

  • Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

Laundry Soap 4

  • Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
  • Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
  • Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

How to Use

  • Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
  • Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

 

  • Works well in traditional or HE machines.
  • Low sudsing. It is the ingredients in the soap, not the suds, that does the cleaning.
  • Clumping and gelling of the detergent is normal. Stir before putting in dispenser, and shake before each use.
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Hey everyone, I'm Danielle, I am the owner of The Frugal Navy Wife and Roadschooling with The Frugal Navy Wife and Author of "How to Have Your Dream Wedding for Under $1,500".

I am a Wife, mom to 4 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).

I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!

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Comments

  1. I REMEMBER MY MOM TELLING ME THAT WHEN I WAS LITTLE ( 60 YEARS AGO ) SHE MADE THIS …. AND SOLD IT AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, I HAD FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT THOSE STORIES AND NOW SHE IS GONE, SO GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOUR SITE & THIS RECIPE.
    THANKS FOR DOING ALL THE HARD WORK FOR US !

  2. I ade my own castile soap. I used 2 4 oz bars and 8 cups of water. Can I use that instead of Fels Naptha? If so, how much?

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