Homemade Laundry Soap

By Stephanie

I am BACK!  I have tan lines and lots of great ideas for you!!

First homemade laundry soap.

Ok,ay, I know, I know.  I was skeptical too.  My mom had made some and was using it.  But my youngest has VERY sensitive skin.  And I have kids.  That stain EVERYTHING.  But then….my mom had a pair of white jeans.  While driving she opened a red bottle of juice.   Apparently it was carbonated.  And sprayed everywhere…on her white jeans.  Then she took them off and forgot about them until the next day.  So not only was it red on white jeans, but it had been 24 hours.  She put this homemade soap on it…AND IT ALL CAME OUT!  Okay.  Now I am impressed.  VERY impressed. 

AND it is easy.  AND it is cheap.  So today I am going to make some. 

You need:

A 5 gallon bucket

1 cup of laundry soap that you already are using (any kind)

1/2 cup Borax (in the isle with the laundry soap)


1 bar Fels Naptha (it’s a bar soap that you can find in the laundry isle of Wal-mart or if you can’t you can find it on line. 

Makes 10 Gallons (Seriously!!)

  1. Fill 5 gallon bucket 1/2 full with hot water.
  2. Grate the bar of Fels-Naptha in large stock pot into 4 cups of water and dissolve over medium-low heat. 
  3. Pour melted soap, borax and 1 cup of soap into bucket with water.
  4. Fill to top with HOT water and stir.  Cover and let sit overnight
  5. Next day, stir again to mix thoroughly.  It will be thick like Jell-O.
  6. Take this soap from 5 gallon bucket and mix 1/2 and 1/2 with water to use.  Mix every time before you use since it will separate.  In high efficiency machines use 1/8-1/4 cup per load.  For stain remover, use right from 5 gallon bucket and let sit for 5-10 minutes. 

Be prepared to be AMAZED!!!

1 comment:

  1. hey, I made this soap yesterday afternoon...and let the soap sit overnight. It is definitely not the consistency of jello. What did I do wrong? Or have I not waited long enough...it doesn't seem at all thicker?