Making Laundry Soap

I just finished making a big batch of this amazing Homemade Laundry Soap by my friend Michelle over at From Home Crochet and I love it. The last few times I changed it up a bit and left out the Purex Crystals and my clothes still come out smelling clean and fresh.

Here’s a tip…if you have a stuck in stain like cooking oil, get it wet with some water or Shout stain remover and sprinkle some of this laundry soap on it and scrub. I have used it many times to get stains out of shirts that I have missed during prewash and dried. It works miracles!

From Home Crochet

If you’re anything like me, you like to save money… so that you can buy the most AMAZING new bag from Shaggy Baggy! Okay, that wasn’t why I make my own laundry soap, but I do like that I can make a batch that lasts me for 6-8 months (or more) and only costs me about $25. It works great, smells clean and most importantly, is HE friendly for my front load washer!

 The materials are pretty simple and can be found at your grocery store. The recipe I use came from a pin I had stumbled on by How Does She? about a year and a half ago (maybe slightly more), and this is my third batch of soap since then. What you need:

1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax

1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

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