I tried making laundry soap for the first time this week. I must say I was impressed, it smells so good, only takes 3 ingredients and was super easy to make. I have an HE washer and I was glad to find out it is safe to use in and HE and is actually a good soap to use as it it isn’t super sudsy.
One recipe yields about 3 cups of soap. I figured out how much it costs to mix up a batch and it is $1.65 per recipe, thanks to my Fels-naptha episode I paid slightly less than that. If you use 1 Tablespoon per load of wash (the recommended amount) you will have enough of soap for 48 loads and will be paying only $0.03 per load! Wow! I have a bottle of Tide here that is for 32 loads and I paid around $5.00 for it, making the Tide soap $0.16 a load. I have heard die hard Tide fans even prefer the homemade soap over Tide when they made the switch!
Now you might say a savings of $0.13 a load isn’t much savings, but over time it will add up to quiet a few dollars.
- 1 Fells-naptha bar soap
- 1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
- ½ cup Borax
- Grate bar of Fells-naptha. (I used my salad shooter for this step, a grater or even food processor would also work great)
- Mix grated soap with washing soda and borax.
- Use 1 Tablespoon per load of laundry.
Here are several other recipes for some of my favorite cleaning recipes.
Awesome Tub & Shower Cleaner (I can NOT say enough of good things about this recipe, do yourself a favor and try it. I can promise you won’t be going back to other bathroom cleansers)
What is your favorite homemade cleaning/laundry recipe? I would especially love to hear if you make laundry soap and what recipe you use and your thoughts on it.
Thanks reader Kay for sharing this laundry soap recipe with me.