Sunday, October 23, 2011

Homemade laundry Soap

A Friend of mine and my SIL made home made laundry soap. 
I was a little skeptical about it. After much thinking and thinking about it. 
I decided to make it, save money, be a Molly Homemaker. 
Sure lets try it.  
This is what you'll need; You can find everything you need at your local grocery store. 

 Here's the recipe:

 1 bar Fels Naptha soap 
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax powder 

Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan.  Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts.  Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved.  Remove from heat.  Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket.   Now add your soap mixture and stir.  Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir.  Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel.  You use ½ cup per load. 

Now, lets talk about how I thought it turned out, 
I didn't care for it. I made a 5 gallon bucket full of this soap I didn't like. LOL talk about a waste. 
I did use it, but ONLY when I was OUT of normal laundry soap. 
I felt like it just didn't get our clothes clean and really didn't get stains out the first time through
I spill EVERYTHING on me!!!

OK, so JUST because I didn't like it doesn't mean you won't. My SIL makes it all the time and she loves it. 

Go ahead try it, then come back and let me know what you think.


Amy said...

I don't think so!! but good for you for trying it!!!

Ruthykins said...

does it really save money? I buy laundry soap at the dollar store. is making it myself worth it to me?

EmmaP said...

There are some things I won't sacrifice. Laundry soap is one of them. And it has a lot to do with fragrance too -- not JUST cleaning. Although, that is very important. I want to feel clean and smell clean and fresh.

ann said...

I don't think so either! Can't live without my tide!But i have thought about it.glad you tride it first.