Written By Amanda on Saturday, September 3, 2011 | 9:13 AM
UPDATE: I've had A LOT of traffic to this post via Pinterest and I'm going to be re-blogging with an even EASIER way to make the powdered laundry soap in a huge batch all at once that wont take up as much space, and much easier and faster to make. One batch last most families over 3 months and cost around $7 to $8!
I am BIG into couponing, and while I think I am a master at finding great deals, laundry supply deals are very hard to find. I just happened to find a recipe to make my own laundry soap, fabric softener, and stain remover that no coupon, sale, or ANYTHING can beat...and I couldn't be more excited! (And of course I did use coupons to get the items needed)
natural bar soap ( I used fels-naptha, but ivory and zote work too)
essence oil if desired (I did not use)
five 1 gallon containers
I like EASY directions (no need to elaborate on simple things) Grate the soap bar in a pot, add 4 cups water and cook on low until the soap dissolves. Then add 1 cup borax and 1 cup washing soda, stir until dissolved and then divided equally among five 1 gallon containers. Fill the rest of the way with water and overnight it will thicken. Use 1/4 cup per load like normal laundry detergent.
1 part baking soda
1 part hydrogen peroxide
2 parts water
Mix it all in a container to spot treat or just add straight to laundry if presoaking. (I've tried it on a couple things and it works AMAZING!) You just have to shake it before you use each time.
YAY! I finally found a use for my huge
stockpile of free conditioners!
1 part hair conditioner
1 part white vinegar
2 parts water
Pour it all in your new fabric softener container and stir (don't shake because it will foam a little) and the mixture will thicken. Use like normal.