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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap


I know most of you have probably already made this before but there might be a few of you out there who haven't.  I wish I would have know how to make this when my kids where still living at home.  Laundry soap can be so expensive, especially if you have a large family.
I ran out of Laundry soap today and didn't want to run to the store just for that.  I had all the ingredient's on hand and it takes all of about 5 minutes to make.  It also makes a cute homemade gift. 


Fels-Naptha 1/2 bar
Arm & Hammer washing soda 1/2 cup
Borax 1/2 cup
 
I just made a small batch but you can double the recipe.
 
 
Grate the Fels-Naptha into a bowl.
 
 
Add 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer washing soap and 1/2 cup Borax, stir it all together and put in a cute little jar. 
Add 2 tablespoons to a large load of laundry.  Safe for H E machines also.


4 comments:

  1. I believe you have to use hot water for this recipe

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    1. I normally use warm water, so you are probably correct on that. Thanks for the comment. Angie

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  2. I have to have liquid laundry soap as my front loader doesn't seem to like powder and it won't dissolve, maybe because I always use cold water. Thanks for sharing. Deb

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    1. That's good to know for those who have a front loader. Yes if you use this you probably need to use warm water.

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