Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Laundry Help - Make Your Own Laundry Soap

A few years ago I Googled directions for making laundry detergent, made up a batch and HATED it. We didn't like how it cleaned ( or rather didn't clean) our clothes and so I scrapped the idea.

Several months ago, the economic climate being what it is and the fact that I had run out of our mega bucket of Charlie's Laundry Powder, I decided to rethink the whole homemade laundry soap idea.

The directions for making your own laundry soap have moved to our new blog. Visit the laundry soap post or our new homepage.


~*Michelle*~ said...

Great tip~! I am slowly trying to break out of my ONLY brand name snob addiction, TIDE. This might do the trick!

Have a great day!


Fairion said...

We make our own laundry soap too. I love it. It works better for me than the stuff we had been buying and is so much cheaper.

Dave @ Home School Dad said...

Sounds grate! (Pun intended) Looking forward to trying it out.

Jamie said...

Awesome, thanks for posting. I have been wanting to make my own laundry soap for a while but could not find washing soda anywhere except online and then it wasn't so frugal. I will try this recipe!

Condo Blues said...

I make the powdered version. It's the same recipe without the water.

Heather said...

I have been making my own laundry detergent for over a year now and I love it! I make the powdered version of this recipe though, because I don't have enough room to store the liquid version!

Heather said...

This is my exact recipe. I have tried the felz naptha one and don't like it as much.

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll have to try it, but am interested in the comments about the dry recipe. Wondering how much of the dry you would add to a washload?

Raising Olives said...

The dry recipes that I have seen call for about 2T. of detergent per full load.

Check out the link in my post for some recipes for laundry powder.


sawin said...

Great tip,I'd like to make the dry, but is this ok to use in HE washers???

Raising Olives said...


This should recipe should be fine in an HE washer. Actually according to one of the articles I read it should be ideal because it produces a low amount of suds.

It is recommended, however, that you make a liquid version of the soap in order to be sure of everything dissolving completely. The premise of the HE is to use minimal water, so this ensures that their is enough water to wash effectively.