Laundry Soap Recipe
Laundry Soap Recipe
There are two types of laundry soaps that can be made from home to save money without losing effectiveness. These two types are liquid detergent and powdered detergent and both involve identical ingredients just different methods.
The advantage to using the liquid recipe is that oils with an appealing aroma can be added. However, it does tend to thicken up so it must be stirred regularly. The benefit of the powdered formula is that it is extremely easy to make and only uses a few tablespoons per load. The powdered version cannot have essential oils added to it for scent, though.
The best part about either method of making laundry soap, though, is the amount of money that can be saved. One load using a popular brand of store bought detergent costs about $0.40 while a homemade version costs $0.08.
- 2 Cups of Bar Soap
Dove and Ivory are some great options but any sort of bar soap will work for this recipe.
This mineral compound can be found in most local grocery or department stores. Two cups are needed for this recipe.
- Washing Soda
This is another chemical compound that can be found in grocery or department stores and it helps remove stains. Two cups are again needed.
1. Grate the soap using a cheese grater or by chopping it with a knife. The finer the soap particles are the better the final product will be. One, two, or maybe even three bars of soap may be necessary to get two full cups.
2. Add one cup of washing soda and one cup of borax to the grated soap mixture. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully mixed.
3. This should be stored in a Tupperware container that locks our any air or moisture. Just two tablespoons of the laundry soap needs to be used for each load of laundry.
Note: A large container will be needed to make this batch of laundry soap so it is helpful to have a bucket with a top ready.
1. Boil about one quart of water then add in the soap. Again, the soap should be grated into very tiny particles. Stir the mixture until the soap is all the way dissolved into the boiling water.
2. Remove this from the heat and let it cool for just a few minutes before adding in two cups of washing soda and two cups of borax. Stir this mixture until it is completely smooth.
3. Now you will add in two more gallons of water and continue to stir the mixture until is it smooth and even throughout.
4. Wait for it to cool entirely then add a few drops of aromatic oil with an appealing scent. It is now ready for use and should be stored at room temperature with a top on it at all times. One quarter cup of detergent per load will do the trick.