In an attempt to save our family money, I've been trying really hard to become more 'frugal.' I feel a little Susy Homemaker cutting all my coupons, making homemade cinnamon rolls and now I'm making my own laundry soap ...
Yep, you heard me .. I made my own laundry soap AND I love it!
It was so easy and sooo cheap!
First you'll need:
1 bar of soap - any kind, think scented
1 cup of Borax Laundry Booster
1 cup of Washing Soda
A Large Pot that holds at least 2 gallons
2 empty gallon jugs
A grater or I prefer a potato peeler
A Stirring Spoon
First, begin with grating your bar of soap into your pot.
Any kind of soap will work - I ended up using Ivory instead of the Kirk's for my first batch.
Fill your gallon jug with water and pour into the pot.
Cook until the soap dissolves.
Add in a cup of each Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well.
Bring to a boil and boil for about 10 minutes.
Add another gallon of COLD water and stir.
Pour your detergent into 2 gallon jugs.
It will thicken up and have the more of a jello like consistency - thats okay.
Use 1/2 cup for each load - works good in HE washers too.
This recipe was extremely easy!!
I love how easy it was to make and how much money I saved!
Will clean approximately 575 loads with one batch.
Average cost = 40 cents per gallon!
With my next recipe, I'm going to add in a stronger scented soap. Right now, it doesn't have any smell but my clothes are clean! ;)
Adding Essential Oils is not a good idea. My SIL read where it can break down your clothing fibers.