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Friday, October 7, 2011

HOMEMADE laundry soap

The laundry is folded and put away....smells wonderful.  Today was the day to try out the HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP. 
It works great!...I love it!  Why, oh why, did I not do this sooner.  Think of the money we would have saved!!!  This costs just pennies per load.

I chose powdered laundry soap just because I prefer it.  However, you can also make liquid laundry soap.  These products are all okay to use in the High Energy machines.

Powdered Laundry Soap
mix together...
(all available at Wal-Mart in the laundry section)
3 Cups Borax
2 Cups Baking Soda
2 Cups Washing Soda
2 Cups Fels Naptha (or Ivory) Bar soap
 (I grated this in my food processor.
Use 2 TBSP. per load
I put this great smelling concoction in a crock sitting on top of my washer.  BONUS...great smelling laundry area.

If you prefer Liquid Laundry Soap...
2 Cups Washing Soda
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Citric Acid
Fill 5 gallon bucket 1/2 full with warm water.  Dissolve Washing Soda and Borax in water by
stirring thoroughly.  
Fill to about 2 inches from top then add citric acid, stirring again.  
Use 1 cup per load.
(I haven't tried this one)

Maybe tomorrow...
 we will talk about making something to easily 
make your windows dazzle.  thanks for reading!


  1. What a cute, fun blog I am going to have to try the soap I do a LOT of laundry at my house!

  2. LOVE this idea. I have a friend who does this and saves a bundle. I think I'll mix some up. Love you Aunt Shari, Renee