Homemade Laundry Soap

Following is the recipe I used for the KNOW THE OLD WAYS demonstration I did at the market.

Homemade Laundry Soap

You will need:

1 bar of soap (any kind you want)
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing soda
2 gallons of water
Storage container

I used the hot method

Grate soap into the pot. Add 1 gallon of water. Cook until the soap dissolves. Add the Borax & washing soda. Bring to a boil. Your mixture will coagulate. Turn off the heat and add 1 gallon of cold water. Stir well. Pour into your storage containers. Use ½ cup per load. As with all pure cleaners, you will not see many suds.

There is always room for adjustment. To thick: try less soap the next time. The soap will thicken/coagulate within hours. It will separate to some degree. Just shake the jug before using.

I used Fels Naptha soap which is a 5.5 oz bar. It’s gooey but it cleans really, really well. I use this soap for washing dishes as well. I put a small amount in an old Suave container, add water and shake it up.

It only takes roughly 15 minutes to make and it is such an easy process. Plus it cleans very, very well.


Posted on August 13, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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