With very simple ingredients:
1 bar Fels Naptha soap, shredded
1 cup 20 mule team Borax
1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
You can whip up your own laundry soap for a fraction of the cost of others. And once again, the sweet satisfaction of making it yourself shines through. I’m overdue in making lye soaps, but when I do another batch , I will set some aside especially for shredding into laundry soap. Or better yet, all the scrap soaps normally saved for rebatching can be shredded up for the laundry!
With this mixture, you only need a tablespoon per load! I tend to panic and use two. Check out DIY Natural for more information including instructions for liquid soap if you prefer.
I just ran out of the last of my Tide. I didn’t make the leap to home made laundry soap without having some Tide on hand. But I ran out of my first batch of homey soap, and then ran out of Tide. I can officially give my report on the quality and I must say, I am impressed! I haven’t noticed a bit of difference using the home made and using my old standby, Tide with Bleach. So now I finished a big double batch of the fun new Fels Naptha stuff. I had intended to shred my own home made soaps, but they are still curing down south! I did a little calculating, and this new soap costs about $15 for 336 loads. For me, it’s not so much about saving a buck. It’s that I like having jars of homemade stuff all around me. I do wish I knew this little trick back when I was doing laundry for SIX! So there you have it; an update on the dirty laundry. I best get to it!