How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap for Less Than You Can Buy It

make your own laundry soap pin

One of the things I always dreaded buying when we moved into our own house was laundry soap. It doesn’t matter what form it comes in, it’s pretty much always expensive. However, about a year ago I came across this pin about how to make your own laundry soap. The pin lead to an article on talesfromacottage.com detailing how simple it is to make your own laundry soap, and for much cheaper than buying it at the store.

One of the comments at the bottom of that article explained how omitting the water when making the soap creates a dry powder, and that’s the one that I’ve been using ever since! It’s easy and takes hardly any time at all to make your own laundry soap that lasts (at least in our household) for about two months or so.

make your own laundry soap ingredients: borax, fels naptha, and super washing soda

I buy the ingredients from Walmart (don’t let the online prices fool you, Fels Naptha costs less than a dollar at my closest Walmart, and the Borax and super washing soda is also really cheap). I also bought a cheese grater from the dollar store to use specifically for the Fels Naptha, and grate it on a paper plate; then you can fold the paper plate and use it as a sort of funnel to get it into whatever container you’re going to use without getting it everywhere (hopefully).

I used an old V8 juice bottle to put my laundry soap in, and wrote the recipe and directions on it with Sharpie.

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