I've been making my own laundry soap for awhile now and am sold on the cost effectiveness and the efficiency of never running out of laundry detergent.
I haven't worked out exactly how much the soap costs per load but I'm saving a bundle.
I have a front loading machine and the clothing rinses clean and for those that are sensitive to fragrance it seems to be just fine.
I know there are many variatons out there. . .some liquid and some dry.
I'd love you to offer your recipe in the comment section and then everyone can try different recipes.
- 1 sunlight bar grated into a medium saucepan
- 4 cups hot tap water
- 1 cup Washing Soda
- 1/2 cup Borax
- 1 five gallon pail
- Melt the Sunlight bar over medium heat . . stirring the whole time.
- Dump it into a 5 gallon pail and add the Washing Soda and the Borax. Stir well.
- Add hot water to the pail to come to a few inches to the top of the pail.
- Stir well. ( I use a broom handle)
- Let sit overnight and give it a good stir. It will jell a bit.
- Fill empty laundry soap containers.
- For my front load washer I use 1/4 cup.
- For top load washers you will use closer to 1/2 cup.
You will need to experiment with your loads. Dirty loads need more detergent than light loads. I use it on my dirtiest farm laundry and on my delicates with equal satisfaction.