Works for Me Wednesday - Homemade Laundry Soap

I have been making homemade laundry soap for years - saving probably hundreds of dollars over that span of time. Homemade soap is all-natural, no fragrances or dies, works just as well as brand name soaps but costs a fraction of the cost. There are many recipes out there but this is the one I use. I can find all these ingredients at my local Kroger store.

Homemade Laundry Soap

1/3 bar Fels Naptha soap
1/2 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Borax

Grate the Fels Naptha soap. Add it and soda and borax into large saucepan (use pan and spoon exclusively for soap making, not cooking). Stir over medium heat until it thickens, similar to honey. Remove mixture from heat. Divide and pour into 3 empty laundry soap containers. Fill containers almost full with HOT water. Shake before using. Use 1/2 cup to 1 cup of soap per load, depending on size and how soiled.

Cost for the above: Fels Naptha Soap is less than $1.50 per bar, Washing Soda and Borax are around $2-3 each. This recipe uses such small amounts of each that the cost for one batch of laundry soap (which is 3 jugs, remember) is less than $1.

Works for me !


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