How To Make Your Own Laundry Soap #DIY #Recipe #LaundrySoap #Homemade

I use this laundry Soap a lot as well as X-tra Laundry Soap, these are the only 2 laundry Soaps that I have found that my youngest Son will not break out from. He was doing pretty good with the Purex but then started to break out from it after I kept using it. He takes after his father with his allergies to laundry soap. I love making my own as I make a 5 gallon Pail that lasts for about 3 months of laundry that was with washing 8 people’s clothing daily at the time. Now it lasts me even longer with it being less people. I like to call my homemade laundry soap my slime! It has that look to it of the slime almost and I have to say that I love that it can keep up with my 5 year old and his stains! I find that if I make it before the kids get up or when they go to bed it’s a lot easier! I don’t have Mom, Mom, MoM, coming at me while I’m trying to measure things out. lol

I know that a lot of people grate the Fels Naptha bars of soap, However, I do not do this, I leave the bar whole. I put it in the water and let it dissolve on the stove. It comes out the same as if you Grate it. I have tried it both ways and just do it the less work way. lol

Here is what You will need:

* 1 box of Arm & Hammer washing soda
* 1 Bar Fels Naptha (Find it in the laundry aisle) Or Any Bar Soap that you normally use for showers works as well.
* 1 Box of Borax

– A five gallon bucket with a lid
– Three gallons of tap water
– A big spoon to stir the mixture with
– A measuring cup

Step 1~ Put 4 Cups of Water into a Pan, with your bar of soap, turn the heat to high and stir as it melts. You will see it turning the water to whatever color your bar of soap is. Let the whole bar of soap melt down and then your going to turn off the heat. You will have a pan full of soapy water.

Step 2~ I put in 3 gallons of Hot Water into my 5 Gallon Bucket. Then I pour in my Hot Soap Water from my pan. I then measure out 1 Cup of Washing Soda and mix it in the bucket with the soapy water till it dissolves. I then add 1/2 Cup of Borax and mix it up again till it dissolves. When this is done and it has all dissolved I put the lid on the soap and let it sit for 24 hours to set. Then I use 1 cup of the laundry soap per load to wash the clothes. I do take a little bit of it on my son’s really stained clothes and rub it in before the stain sets so that it will get out the stains.

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6 Responses to How To Make Your Own Laundry Soap #DIY #Recipe #LaundrySoap #Homemade

  1. Christina C says:

    I’ll have to try this!

  2. Jessica Burrelli says:

    I’ll definitely be using this recipe, we go through laundry soap like you would not believe!

    • A Mom's Paradise says:

      It works really well and it makes a large amount, I usually make two buckets at a time as we go through a lot of laundry soap as well. Then when they are about out I will make more.

  3. denise low says:

    Thank you for the information. Our daughter makes her own laundry soap.

  4. Rita Corey says:

    I didn’t know you could make your own laundry soap. My husband is allergic to the perfumes and dyes that are in laundry soap, so I’m going to try this. I bet it saves a lot of money too.

    • A Mom's Paradise says:

      My son is also allergic to the perfumes and dyes as well as his father. So I make this laundry soap to save money and keep their allergies under control. I have found that it works great for cleaning the clothes and they have had no break outs from this laundry soap so I make 2 5 gallon buckets at a time so that I have plenty on hand. It also saves me time from making it again really soon it lasts a long time. If there is a stain, I put the laundry soap right on the stain and let it sit over night then wash it. It works great. Please let us know how it works for your husband as well.

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