I have been making my own laundry soap for several months now. We love it. I thought surely it wouldn’t clean as well (it does) smell as nice (it does) or require so little per load (even less than before)! It is also simple to make and can save you quite a bit over time.
If you want to try it, here is the simple recipe:
Melt one bar of soap (your choice) in 6 cups of water over medium heat in a large pan.
Add 1/2 cup each Borax and Washing Soda (look on the top shelf – or some other inconspicuous place – at the end of the laundry detergent isle), stir until dissolved and thickened.
Pour into large container (I use a mop bucket) with 1 gallon + 4 cups hot water, stir. Confession ~ I just guesstimate the gallon&4cups…
I like to let it cool a bit, then I pour it into empty containers for storage. Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup per load.
I included vinegar in the picture for two reasons: I use empty vinegar jugs to store my laundry soap, and I also love to use vinegar in the rinse cycle of my washing.
Not the most exciting post I’ve ever made, but it is practical and handy…so close enough!