My Laundry Soap

So I finally made my own laundry soap. I got the idea from One Good Thing by Jillie's blog post. I needed to save more money because our budget every month is not that high. That's why I planned to just make my own laundry soap. I'm going to also make my own dishwashing soap. It's not that spendy to buy both soaps every month but it still saves me a bit of money.

What I did is, I just bought the Fels Naptha, a box of Borax, a box of Washing Soda, and just added 2 cups of baking soda. That's all I have. I bought 3 bars of the Fels Naptha but I couldn't find the other one. I swear I bought three so just ended up using two.

I started grating the Fels Naptha bars and man! I hate the smell of it and it just went to my nose. Oh well, you got to do what you have to do! I made sure I didn't grate my fingers because that would've been terrible. Then I started mixing the 2 cups baking soda with the grated bar soaps and added the borax and washing soda. It's kinda hard on the nose when you're close to the powder while mixing it. I put it in a big trash bag then mixed it. I put the laundry powder in a glass jar. I still have a lot left after putting some in the big glass jar.

I just put two tablespoons each load of laundry. The clothes looked pretty clean to me so it's a good laundry soap and it will last me a very long time. 
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Amanda Boehmer said...

I pinned this! Thanks so much!



Kyomm (Vow. Move. Live.) said...

I havent heard of Fels Naphtha before, is there an alternative? Laundry soap is pretty expensive where I live so I dont mind making my own!



Alison M. said...

We started making our own laundry detergent a few years ago using the same ingredients and it works great! If you have a food processor, I highly suggest using it. It dramatically cuts down on the amount of time and effort it takes to grate the Fels Naptha, plus it makes it much finer making it more effective. Just be sure to mix a little of the washing soda with it to keep it from sticking to the blades :)

Alison @ Inthefontofa.com



Angie said...

I make my own liquid detergent, but I have yet to try the powder. I've heard good things!



Alyssa said...

I've been dying to make my own laundry soap. It sounds so easy and it's so budget friendly!



Randa Derkson said...

I've been wanting to try this! I'm happy to hear it works well.



Amanda Maven said...

I've been wanting to make my own laundry detergent for ages now. I am so glad to see that it's been working for you. I would also need to experiment with essential oils to make scented detergent.



Jaymi Fillier said...

I should try this, I go through so much laundry soap in a week that it makes my head spin!



EstheticGoddess said...

This is a fabulous idea! I am making a shopping list now. Thanks!



Amy Ruiz said...

Interesting I wasn't aware that you could make laundry soap at home. If I had the time, I might just try it. #SITSBlogging



Alecia said...

Thank you for sharing this! I have been wanting to try making my own laundry soap to save a little - just so hard to give up the only brand I've used my entire life! But I may have to try it out and see.



Rhe Christine said...

so I've definitely been interested in doing this, and wondered if it actually worked well to make it really worth it. thanks for sharing :)

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Hausfrau said...

My mother-in-law has made this, and she really likes it. I can't get Fels Naptha where I live, but I have used it in the past in drawers to keep moths away. You're right--the scent is kind of strong!
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Alexa B said...

I've been wanting to make my own soap for awhile now. I wonder if there's anything you could add to make it smell nicer? Pinning this! #SITSBlogging



Leanne Brewer said...

I love making my own laundry soap. I make it in big batches so it lasts a long time! #SITSBlogging



workingonworkingmom said...

What a great idea, and such a super money saving tip! I'm going to try this! Stopping by from #SITSBlogging.



Alessia The Styled Child said...

Loving this and I have to try this out!
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Alma Lopez said...

I love DIY cleaning products but laundry soap is not something I've tried. Definitely on my to-do list now. Thanks for sharing! #SITSBlogging



Andi Gleeson said...

You are very clever to make your own laundry soap! I have heard of this but haven't tried it myself. Thanks for explaining how to make it!