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Home Made Laundry Soap


I started making many of my own cleaning products. It is easier then it sounds. It is much easier on the budget. Not sure how many Tips, Tricks and Recipes I have but I will post them until I run out. Today we are going to make Laundry Soap.

First you need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Borax
  • Bar Soap (grated)


Some people say you should use washing soda instead of baking soda. Two reasons why I use baking soda. One, It is easier to find. Two, it has a lower PH then the washing soda. I feel a lower PH makes the detergent gentler on my clothing. I also by this in bulk from restaurant supply companies or on line. If you can it will save you quite a bit of money.


I use 20 Mule Team Borax. I can find it at most grocery stores. But if you find something else that is the same and cheaper, more power to you. I think you could also use Oxy Powder but I find it is a bit pricey.

You can use any kind of bar soap you like. Ivory is usually fairly cheap. We , however, can not use it. I am allergic to the tallow in it. If you are vegetarian or vegan you should know that tallow is obtained from suet (hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and sheep) and used in making soap, candles and lubricants. We have used Dial, Yardley and Zote. Zote is a laundry bar soap. I find it at most grocery stores fore about 75 cents to a dollar a bar. I have read places that it also has tallow, but I do not seem to have a reaction to it. There are other washing bars soaps. Just take a moment to look down the Cleaning Isle.


I grate the soap. I put 1 cup Borax, 1 cup Soda, and 2 cups Soap, into a food processor and run it till it is powder.

Use 1/4 cup per load.

And that is the long and the short of it. Good Luck and please let me know what you come up with.

Live,Laugh, ans Enjoy!

~ Fire-Eyes



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