Monday, August 08, 2011

Homemade Clothes Soap

             Everyone is making their own laundry soap these days, including me who has already shared one recipe but I must share this better one today, it's for dry laundry soap, which is easier to store than all those jugs of the liquid batch I made as a first timer.  I'm sharing because I LOVE this soap, it smells AMAZING! I've given samples away to all the kids who can't get over how nice it smells! And it works GREAT!! Even works on my husband's dirty work clothes, he's a welder and often comes home grimy, so I'm happy and I'm saving money!!

Homemade Laundry Soap

1 bar Fels Naptha soap
1 c. Washing soda
1 c. Borax
Grate bar soap then run it through the food processor to get it fine. Mix all ingredients in big bowl really well, store in pretty jar. Use 1 Tbsp. per load.

     The original recipe comes from Tip Junkie along with the photo but I broke it down to a small batch, if you'd like their big batch recipe, look it up there. With everything going up in price, it only makes sense to find ways to make some of these products at home, and there are tons of info. out there to do so! Tip Junkie is a good place to start! I'm off to do some laundry! lol


  1. Anonymous2:23 PM

    Wow... Now that is even more than I would do. Sounds great but I will keep my Tide!! I am just too old to "rock-the-boat" now......
    Have a Great Day!!

  2. I'll have to give this a try.I use to use fels naptha years ago.
    I love your tags and jars too!

  3. I love the labels, they look great xxx

  4. Where is the best place to buy the ingredients?
    also, I add 1/4 baking soda as a fabric softener (I line dry) do you think I could add some to the ingredients?

  5. I am all over this. I pay $12 for a single thing of Tide. NO MORE!

    I wish I could make those tags as well. Too cute.

  6. my two daughters and I are into homemade soap, coupons etc....will this work for a HE washer??

  7. I use this in my front loading washer with cold water and it works great! You can use any kind of soap too so if you are like my hubby and very sensitive to perfumes you can use Ivory or a less "smelly" soap. Fels naphtha seems to trigger an asthma attack in him and he does help with his clothes washing so dont want to mess that up LOL. We use Octagon soap and it has a nice subtle fragrance. Been using my own version for years, very cheap though you might have to look around for the ingredients. Using white distilled vinegar in the rinse will soften them up and get rid of any nasty odors left over from those work clothes too!

  8. After seeing this recipe going around bloggerville...I think I just might have to try it! Thanks!!

  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am looking forward to trying it.


  10. One more reason that I need to get a food processor.


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