This is inspired from a “pin” I saw on Pinterest for DIY Laundry Soap. Actually, if you search Pinterest you will see a lot of recipes for DIY laundry soap. After checking out a few, the soap I created is similar to this one with a few changes:
Be sure to check out her blog post because she has a FAQ section on this post! Making my own soap has been easy very cost effective for my family. The clothes have come out clean and there haven’t been any issues using this mix!
DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe
What I used:
- 1 box of Gain powder laundry soap
- 1 small box of baking soda
- 1 Felsnaptha soap (found in laundry aisle at WM for around $1)
- 1 Zote soap (found in laundry aisle at WM for around $1)
- 1 bottle of Purex crystals (to make it smell great)
- 1 box of Biz stain fighting powder (similar to oxyclean)
- 1/2 box of Borax
How I did it:
I didn’t measure, I just got a large bowl and mixed it all together. I used a hand cheese grater to shred the soap then added it into the powder. I then put it in a container I found at the dollar store.
What’s great about making your own soap:
- It’s very quick to do and not time consuming, this only took me about 10 minutes to make.
- It lasts forever! I use 1 tablespoon and that’s it for every load in my HE washer and it works great.
- It’s cheap! Obviously since it’s going to last me a long time (I’m thinking at least 9 months to a year) it’s really less than $2 a month for laundry soap!
Update: This batch does usually last me one year! Last year I doubled it so I could put it in mason jars and give it as gifts!
Have you ever made your own laundry soap?