Friday, February 24, 2012

Laundry Soap

What do you get when you combine Washing Soda, Baking Soda, Borax & Kirks Castle Soap?

Why home made laundry soap at a fraction of the cost of store bought laundry soap. :>)

I spent just shy of $16 to make 12lbs of homemade laundry soap.

I found the recipe at Maryjane Lee's blog:

She uses her laundry soap in her Front Load washer...which is what I have.
So I made a batch in a large tub then split it up into two containers, one for me and one for my daughter... Now I can hardly wait for tomorrow to try out the soap.

Here is the recipe for the laundry soap.

1 - 4lbs of Washing Soda

1 - 4lbs Baking Soda

1 - 4lbs Borax

3 bars of either Zote/FelsNapfa or Kirks Castle Soap.

Combine the first 3 items into a large container to mix together.

Then grate the 3 bars of soap and mix into the mix. (I use an old counter mount, cheese grater to grate the soap).

To use, add 1/4 cup of mix into your washer with the laundry or you can pull out the dispenser tray and put the soap into the opening.

I never use fabric softener,,,but I do use 1/4 of white vinegar in the rinse cycle...and no, there is no vinegar smell!

I'll post after I see how well it works, but I have friends who make & use their own laundry soap and are very happy with how well it works and is very economical to make.


  1. I've been making my detergents from scratch for about 2-3 years now. I am so glad I switched too.

  2. I've been using this exact same recipe for years now and it is wonderful. I also sprinkle a few drops of essential oil scent in of my fragrance of the month! LOL! I have front loaders (HE) also and no problem and I too use the vinegar. Great stuff and what a savings!


I love hearing from you....