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Make Your Own Laundry Soap

Updated: Apr 19

Making Laundry Soap is so much fun, and it doesn’t take very long if you have the right equipment and if you have supplies on hand.

Those first times took me forever because I grated the soap by hand, ugh!  I have learned that my food processor fine grate blade is so quick that I can make double or triple the recipe in no time at all.

Here are the ingredients needed:

Dry Powder Laundry Soap

2 c. 20 Mule Team BORAX

2 c. Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda

1 Bar grated Fels Naptha  (Kirks Castile Soap can also be used)

2 c. Baking Soda

2 c Country Save or Oxiclean

Your favorite essential oil (opt)

Grate Fels Naptha and mix well with the Borax and the Washing Soda.

Use 2 T. per load of laundry. (add ½ cup baking soda for whites per load)

( 5 X the recipe and get 3 - 1 gal pete jars)

Gather all your ingredients at your workspace.

You will need a measuring cup, large mixing bowl or pot, sieve, wooden spoon, and food processor.

Then following the recipe, measure the dry powders, grate the bars of Fels Naptha, 

If you have lumps in your baking soda, washing soda or borax, put the laundry soap through a sieve or sifter to catch the lumps.

With a measuring cup, rolling pin, or your hands, smash the lumps and add to your powders.

At this point, add several drops of your essential oil in and smash the lumps again, mix well. The larger batch was amazing. We measured all the ingredients into a 6 gallon bucket and mixed with our hands, we also put the lid on and rolled it around the on the floor, then shook it a couple times, making sure it was all mixed. So fun! Kids would love to roll it around, (make sure the lid is on tight).

Put into your containers and label them.  List the amount needed per load.

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