Frugal Happenings: Make Your Own Laundry Soap

Frugal-HappeningsThis year I’m on a mission to cut our expenses wherever we can.  I have experimented with simplifying my children’s clothing and making my own liquid handsoap (which my husband didn’t like at all!).

A few months ago, I decided to make my own laundry soap, but I wanted to wait to write about it until we’d had a few months to try it out.

Laundry Soap That Is Easy to Make

I followed this recipe at DIY Natural.  The recipe calls for:

  • 1 bar of Fels-Naptha soap,
  • 1 cup of Borax, and
  • 1 cup of washing soda

I found all of these ingredients in the laundry aisle of our local grocery store.

The recipe took less than 5 minutes to put together.

I use 1 TBSP per laundry load, and thus far, after 2.5 months of use, I have not yet run out of the first batch I made.

Laundry Soap That Works Great

When I mentioned on Facebook that I was making this, some people said that they had tried it but it couldn’t take out the smell of perspiration.  I was a bit concerned about that, but now that we finally have the heat of summer, I can tell you that we have not had this problem.

This soap is all natural, perfume free, and works great.  I highly recommend it if you want to save money on laundry.

Do you make your own laundry soap?  If so, how do you like it?  What recipe do you follow?

 

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