Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Homemade: Laundry Soap

I know you are all out there waiting impatiently for us to put up our new posts about how to make stuff cheaply that you used to purchase for a lot of money. Since we already have shown you how to make homemade dryer sheets and suggested a clothesline, we should make your entire laundry experience a truly homemade one with laundry soap! And on top of that, it's so simple, a cave man could do it.

  • 1 Bar Fels Naptha soap
  • 1 Cup Borax
  • 1 Cup super washing soda

  • Shred the soap with a cheese grater or food processor. (The smaller the pieces, the better; if you pulverize it into a powder, you win)
  • Mix all ingredients

Add 1 tablespoon of the laundry soap to the washing machine. I'd also just like to note that even though grating soap sounds strange and impossible, it's really like grating a block of cheese so don't let that scare you off from trying this. Also, you can use any bar of soap you want, but we have found that Fels Naptha works the best.



Anonymous said...

I love this idea! Do you know if this would work on my HE washer? I've only every used HE liquid detergent but would love to try this as long as it doesn't mess up my washer.

Jess and Jason said...

My sister-in-law has an HE washer and has used this in hers, so it should work okay!

Anonymous said...

I have an HE front loader and it never completely rinses out of the soap drawer. I just throw a TBS in on top of my clothes, right in the washing maching drum.